Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) Eye Surgery
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PRK helps doing away with nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. PhotoRefractive Keratectomy, which is a outpatient, refractive laser eye surgery. Around 95% of PRK recipient show substantial improvement after three months.
Eligibility for PRK
- Have healthy corneas.
- Have healthy eyes in general.
- Have realistic expectations about the PRK. Your surgeon will discuss what to expect and not expect.
- Be 18 years old, or older.
- Have an eye prescription that hasn’t changed in the previous year.
Benefits of PRK
- No flap formation or related complications.
- The safest way to get rid of specs.
- This procedure be preferable to LASIK with thinner corneas or with corneal surface irregularity.
- Technically simpler than LASIK.
- Utilizes the same modern laser treatment systems.
- Studies over a period of years have proved that ultimate visual outcome is almost same after 3 months of surgery in all!
Best for me?
Your doctor will decide seeing all your investigations which is best suited for your eyes. A lot shall depend on the cornea, pupil size and the refractive error of your eyes.
Is it painful?
In this procedure the epithelium is removed. Regrowth of which takes 3-5 days. Till then a contact lens is applied to lower the pain which is removed after 5 days.
Food after PRK
There are no restrictions on food with respect to Photorefractive Keratectomy
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Risks in PRK
- Eyes may feel sensitivity to light.
- The surgery may leave scars on your cornea.
- You may feel Corneal haze, which is a cloudiness on your cornea.
- Your eyes are prone to infection.
- A glare and halo when you’re around lights, especially at night.
- You may feel Eye pain, irritation and/or watering.
- In some cases there may be delayed healing.
- Your eyes may feel regression, which means that the treatment becomes less effective.