PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy)

Eye Treatments

If you’ve missed having a clear vision of every detail, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is what you need.

Vision correction is performed without separation of the corneal flap, on the outer layers of the cornea. The healing process of the corneal tissue after this procedure is quite painful. The patient is forced to use eye drops for a long time, wear special protective contact lenses.

Advantages of the method – at present, such interventions are carried out only for medical reasons. Laser correction performed according to the PRK method makes it possible to restore visual functions in patients with thin corneas – those who are contraindicated for the LASIK procedure.

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FAQ

What is PRK eye surgery?

It is a type of laser eye surgery used to correct refractive errors in the eye, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.

Is PRK surgery better than LASIK?

For the long term, it is much effective and safer than LASIK. But every condition should be considered for patient’s needs.

How painful is PRK eye surgery?

During this surgery, the eye is numbed using anesthetic eye drops, so you should not feel any pain during the procedure. However, the recovery period can involve some discomfort. Of course, it differs from patient to patient. Some people may describe the recovery as uncomfortable, others may experience minimal pain

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