Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
Photorefractive keratectomie (PRK)
What is PRK?
PRK is an alternative procedure for patients that have too thin corneas and are not candidates for SMILE or LASIK.
The procedure uses an excimerlaser and wavefront technology.
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After numbing the eye with eyedrops it is kept open with a lidspeculum. The surface layer of the cornea (epithelium) is removed and the tissue is abladed with an excimerlaser. For comfort and protection a soft bandage contactlens is applied.
Healingtime is 1 week.
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