The photorefractive keratectomy is an alternative procedure for patients in which a LASIK procedure is not possible, for example due to too thin corneas. Compared to Lasik, the PRK removes the top layer of the cornea. The laser treatment is also wavefront-based and it is a non-contact laser procedure (Intralase technology and Advanced Custom Vue).
PRK (Photorefractive keratectomy)
How is PRK performed?
First, the eye is anaesthetized locally with eye drops. A “Speculum” keeps the eye open during the treatment. The uppermost layer of the cornea is removed. Then the excimer laser reshapes the cornea. A therapeutic contact lens is placed at the end of the treatment, in order to protect the corneal surface. The healing takes about 1 week.
There are various methods that are safe and successful to correct your refractive error. All listed refractive procedures below are successfully and professionally performed in the AOZ. Please give us the opportunity to evaluate, which method is most suited and save to correct your refractive error:
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