PRK Laser eye Surgery
PRK (PhotoRefractive Keratectomy) is the first generation of laser vision correction which has been around since 1995. It is now often offered to patients who have thin corneas or who are not suitable for LASIK or SMILE.
We perform the latest TransPRK treatment onsite for the comfort and convenience of our patients. Our team of experienced surgeons and clinical staff will take time to clearly walk you through the procedure so you are fully prepared.
What is the difference between PRK and TransPRK?
TransPRK (Transepithelial PhotoRefractive Keratectomy) is a touch-free laser eye correction method. Unlike conventional PRK methods, with TransPRK the eye is not touched with any instrument.
In TransPRK, the SCHWIND AMARIS 750 laser removes the epithelium, without suction, flap, or blade, and without the use of alcohol. This touch-free procedure is non-invasive, safe, and gentle to the eye.
What is involved in the TransPRK procedure?
The cornea surface prior to surgery requiring correction.
Removal of the refractive component by excimer laser.
Removal of the epithelial component by excimer laser.
The cornea regenerates with the correct refraction.
What are the benefits of PRK?
Who is suitable for PRK Laser Eye Surgery?
What are the risks of PRK laser eye surgery?
Complications are rare but can occur. There are short and long-term side-effects with PRK that may include:
Preparing for Surgery