Trans PRK Eye Surgery

Trans PRK is a no touch laser vision correction surgery suitable for patients with short sightedness and astigmatism.

What is PRK Eye Surgery?

Trans-epithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) is a great treatment for patients who are shortsighted or with stigmatism.

A laser is used to remove the epithelium the surface layer of cells from the cornea to get access to the underlying corneal stroma. The same laser then continues to reshape the underlying cornea, which changes the focusing of the eye.

In the case of myopia, the curvature of the cornea is reduced. At the end of the laser reshaping a bandage soft contact lens is placed on the eye to keep it comfortable and to facilitate healing.

The epithelium, the surface layer of cells, will grow back over the next three to five days.

After PRK Eye Surgery

Vision is always a bit blurry during this time. After about four days we will remove the contact lens from the eye, at which time vision may get a little blurry again. You will receive treatment with eyedrops to guard against infection and inflammation.

Trans-epithelial PRK is a great treatment in that it’s surgically simple. It does however take a bit more time than other laser treatments for vision to recover We advise patients there will be about a week of downtime.

Treatment range of PRK

  • Short-sightedness (myopia) up to -5
  • Astigmatism

Key Benefits of PRK

  • The total treatment time per eye is about 5 – 10 minutes; laser time is less than a minute
  • No touch retreatment
  • High Corneal Stability
  • Ideal for people with thin or irregular corneas
  • Frequently recommended for contact and water sports enthusiasts

Contact us to book an assessment to find out if PRK is right for you. Call or 02 8080 2180 or send us an email to organise an appointment.

Trans-epithelial PRK Explained

Dr Patrick Versace Laser Vision Correction Sydney

Dr Patrick Versace

Ophthalmic Surgeon