PRK (Photorefractive keratectomy) is similar to LASIK however this technique involves the surgeon removing the outermost layer of the cornea (epithelium). The technology at Ashford Advanced Eye Care allows an advanced form of PRK called Trans-epithelial PRK (T-PRK) to be used. The laser itself removes the epithelium before proceeding to alter the corneal shape to correct mild to moderate nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism.
- “No touch” laser technique
- Entire laser treatment last for approximately 1 minute
- Healing commences immediately
- Useful vision within 3 to 4 days