Photorefractive Keratectomy or PRK surgery is also a type of surface laser procedure (Epi Contoura-Streamlight) or refractive surgery which is adopted in special cases of refractive error for example people with thin corneas. PRK eye surgery is adopted in cases where LASIK is not a suitable option for the patient hence sometimes considered as an alternative to LASIK. Epi Contoura Streamlight is the latest procedure for specs removal via using a laser. This process provides extraordinary results where the patient has thin corneas and is painless, bladeless, flapless, and touchless laser procedure.
In PRK laser eye surgery, the Corneal flap is not raised instead the outer covering of the cornea known as epithelium is removed, exposing the underneath stromal tissue. The laser is then used to reshape the cornea exactly like it’s done in LASIK. After the PRK procedure, a soft contact lens is provided to the patient to protect the cornea till the epithelium is healed completely. The epithelium is self-healed in approximately four days.
There is another eye surgery that people look for named ICL or Implantable Collamer Lens in which a new intraocular lens is implanted in the eyes without removing/disturbing the natural lens.
Should I get PRK?
If you are suffering from refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism with have thin corneas, then you are an ideal candidate for PRK.
1. You should be a minimum of 18 years old
2. Should have stable eyesight/prescription for over a year
3. Not suffering from dry eye syndrome
4. In case of nearsightedness, your prescription is between -1.00 and -12.00 diopters
5. Should not be pregnant or nursing a child
6. Don’t have any issues with keratoconus
7. Your average pupil size is about 6mm in a dark room
8. Do not have any eye injuries or infections from the past year
9. Do not have Glaucoma or diabetes
10. Do not have any auto-immune conditions that can affect your eye healing after surgery
11. If you have had any eye surgery in the past you are not eligible for PRK since it might increase the level of complications
If you are free from all the above-mentioned points you are eligible for PRK after consulting your ophthalmologist.
Benefit of PRK
For those who have poor corneal shape/thickness or less corneal tissue, PRK is the best vision correction laser surgery for themCan treat severe nearsightedness
✔️ PRK does not remove too much of the cornea hence the recovery process takes less time
✔️ PRK is considered less expensive as compared to LASIK laser refractive surgery
✔️ PRK is very beneficial as there is very little risk of complications raised due to corneal flap removal
✔️ PRK surgery does not result in the issue of dry eyes which is sometimes observed in many other refractive surgery processes
✔️ PRK vision correction is considered to be safer and effective in the long term as compared to LASIK
✔️ Your vision error can be improved to 20/40
Why choose us?
The foremost reason to visit Vision 3D eye care hospital is that we are located at your nearby easy to access location. In addition to this, we have years of experience in the eye care domain which is self-explanatory via our higher rate of successful treatments over the past years. Our eye clinic is equipped with the latest technologies, state of the art infrastructure facilities, and a team of the best eye doctors/surgeons.
Dr Deepak Goyal is the best eye doctor in the town and works to provide quality treatment at fair prices without causing a hole in your pockets and restoring your vision. We will take care of your eyesight from the beginning of the procedure till the restoration of your clear vision. We always consult the patient first and provide realistic expectations in terms of what can be achieved after PRK surgery.