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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 astigmatism.It has undergone many advances and innovations since its introduction more than 20 years ago.

What is Advanced PRK vision correction?


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 using the process of Lasersight® 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.

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