The abbreviation of PRK stands for photorefractive keratectomy. It is a type of laser refractive surgery to correct myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism.
PRK is one of the startup techniques that surgeons begin to use to correct eye vision and it has been performed longer than Lasik.
How PRK is performed?
PRK is an eye laser treatment to reshape the cornea. The surgery lasts no more than 10 minutes per eye. The doctor will numb the defected eye with anesthetic drops and use an eyelid holder to keep your eye open during the procedure.
In a circular motion, the laser machine, controlled by a computer machine, delivers pulses of ultraviolet light to remove the dysfunctional tissue.
The idea is to change the shape of the cornea and improve the treatment of light rays for clearer vision and healthy eyes.
Recovery phase PRK Surgery
After the surgery, the doctor will place a bandage contact lens over your eye.
The surgeon will advise taking a few days off where you will stay home, rest and recover. Probably you will need someone with you to help you during your daily need.
It is mandatory to avoid strenuous activity at least for the first week.
Eye numbness and hurt is likely to be present in the first 3 days and it is normal. The doctor will prescribe medication and in some cases eye drop to easy up the pain.
You should avoid direct contact with sunlight and you should wear sunglasses outdoors because it can lead to corneal scarring and vision problems.
From 3 to 5 days, your vision will be blurry and that’s normal. As long as you are healing your vision will gradually improve.
Am I a good candidate for PRK?
The choice of your eye laser treatment depends on the diagnosis of the doctors and your preference. IF you have dry eyes and thin cornea than you can consider PRK is a solution to rectify your vision. Usually, it is more convenient for an active lifestyle such as athletes and outdoor jobs because PRK does not involve cutting a flap or your cornea like LASIK or similar surgeries do.
Conditions to have PRK Surgery :
|Eye conditions||stable for more than one year|
What will be my vision after PRK Surgery ?
Statistic has shown that 9 over 10 people who had PRK end up with 20/40 vision and 10 over 10 people achieve 20/20 vision. It is advisable to use glasses for reading purposes and keep your eyes healthy to main clear vision. PRK complications are unlikely and rare, but if so, Clinicexpert provides you with a 7/7 post-op department with the finest medical consultants to assist you with your discomfort and problems.
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