Similar to the LasikHD surgery, PRK surgery corrects the way light enters the cornea in order to give you clearer vision. LasikHD surgery uses a laser to prepare the cornea for treatment while during PRK surgery the tissue is gently wiped from the cornea.
PRK surgery requires a slightly longer recovery time, but results are the same as with LasikHD surgery.
Following the PRK procedure, a soft contact lens is placed on the eye to act as a bandage. This allows patients to see and function while the corneal tissue regenerates and heals beneath it during the days immediately following the PRK treatment. Vision may be blurry during this initial recovery time and you may experience brief periods of discomfort or irritation.
Prescribed anti-inflammatory and lubricating drops will minimize post-procedural discomfort and speed up the healing process. As with LasikHD surgery, the result is always clearer vision.
Thanks to our ophthalmologists’ PRK technique at Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic, PRK can offer distinct benefits to patients who clinically do not qualify for LasikHD due to thin corneas.
The Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic PRK surgery procedure will address nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
A 90 minute consultation will determine whether you are a candidate for laser vision correction. Your ophthalmologist will perform various tests similar to a normal eye examination as well as a scan of the eyes to determine certain PRK related information.
During your consultation your ophthalmologist will:
All of these factors will assist your ophthalmologist to determine whether you are a candidate for laser vision correction surgery and which procedure is best suited for you. Once completed, this assessment will determine your unique treatment at Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic.
Results from the initial eye examination, your doctor will suggest a treatment which is customised to your prescription, eye anatomy and personal needs. Your corneal thickness will determine if PRK is a more suitable option for you.
PRK treatment is recommended for:
Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic doctors understand the importance of tailor making treatment plans for its patients and take into consideration numerous complex factors to ensure you receive the treatment that is best suited for you.
On the day you are required to be at the Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic rooms for about 2 to 3 hours. This will allow enough time for registration, preparation, treatment and final eye testing. The PRK procedure is very short and takes roughly 15 min per eye.
After the procedure, a contact lens will be placed on the surface of the eye which will assist healing and minimise discomfort. During your 5 day post-op consultation, your Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic ophthalmologist will remove the contact lens after which you can resume your daily activities.
Vision will stabilise after 5 days and full results will be realised within 1 – 2 weeks.
Your ophthalmologist will prescribe eye drops and antibiotics as well as give you a pair of protective glasses to wear at night.
Your Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic doctor will schedule a few routine post-op visits to ensure your treatment is a success and you are 100% satisfied.
At Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic, your post-op care is very important to us. We therefore schedule visits with our ophthalmologists periodically after your treatment.
The first 24 hours after PRK surgery:
Five days after PRK surgery:
Two weeks after PRK surgery:
One Month after PRK surgery: