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PRK Surgery

Why Advanced PRK Surgery?

Why Advanced PRK?

Prior to the development of LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy or PRK Surgery was the first excimer laser eye surgery procedure to correct short sight (near sight / myopia), long sight (far sight/ hyperopia), and astigmatism. It has undergone many advances and innovations since its introduction more than 20 years ago.

Visual outcomes following Advanced PRK surgery are as good as those produced by LASIK, and while most laser eye surgery treatments carried out are LASIK, for a certain number of patients who have irregularly shaped or thin corneas, Advanced PRK surgery is more appropriate.

What is Advanced PRK vision correction?

Overview

Advanced PRK is a surgical procedure that corrects refractive errors. It is also commonly known ASA / ASLA (Advanced Surface Laser Ablation) and LASEK.

Developed in the 1980s and evolved in 1990s it has successfully transformed the vision of millions of people.

During Advanced PRK, the surgeon gently polishes away the outer skin of the eye (epithelium) and uses a cool beam of laser light to sculpt the corneal tissue into a new shape to correct the refractive error.

A 'bandage' contact lens is placed on the eye to promote comfort and healing. The surface skin grows back over the next few days.

Following Advanced PRK eye treatment, it is normal to feel some discomfort on the second and third day post surgery as the cornea’s surface regenerates. Most patients will be completely comfortable by day four.

To find out the step-by-step procedure involved in the PRK surgery and a comparison between PRK and Lasik surgery, Read More.

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