Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK surgery) is a laser technique that improves eyesight by reshaping the cornea. PRK technique can treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
You're an ideal candidate for PRK eye surgery if you're at least 18 years of age, have healthy corneas, and a stable vision. Also, if you don't have an existing eye condition like glaucoma or cataract.
PRK surgery takes 5 - 10 minutes per eye. It doesn't need general anesthesia; your doctor will use eye drops that function as local anesthesia.
Potential side effects include:
After the correction, your doctor will place a bandage over your eyes to protect them from light, germs, and dust. Your vision will be blurry for the first week. Your doctor will prescribe you eye drops medication to keep your eyes moist and pain relief medication.
Your vision will improve each day gradually. Expect to experience a full recovery a month after the surgery.
PRK eye surgery has a success rate of 90%
During a PRK procedure, the top layer of the cornea is gently removed to allow access to the part of the eye that your doctor will reshape with the excimer laser. This removed outer layer will regenerate and repair itself naturally during the recovery process.
We will plan and arrange the procedure to suit your personal preferences and match you with the best ophthalmologist available in Turkey. There are a few primary steps involved in this procedure:
Here are the primary stages of the surgery:
You will have an online consultation with your ophthalmologist. At this stage, our specialist will try to know if you're a suitable candidate for the procedure.
Your health history, allergies, medications you use, your ideas about the process, and your expectations from treatment are the most important data to determine the most appropriate treatment for you at this stage.
Your doctor will start with local anesthesia in the form of eye drops. Your eyes will be numb, and the effect will last for an hour.
The top layer of cornea tissue is removed; this takes about 30 seconds. An exact surgical tool, called an excimer laser, is used to fix any irregularities in the deeper corneal tissue layers. It also takes about 30-60 seconds. Then a special bandage similar to a contact lens is put on top of the cornea to help the tissue heal.
What is the difference between PRK and Lasik eye surgery (PRK Vs. LASIK)?
During the PRK procedure, the top layer of the cornea is gently brushed off to allow access to the part of the eye that your doctor will reshape with the excimer laser. But with LASIK, Your doctor will then lift the flap to manipulate the part of the eye with the excimer laser. The flap is realigned after the LASER treatment is complete.
What does PRK stand for in eye surgery?
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a laser eye surgery, specifically refractive surgery.
Is PRK eye surgery cost abroad affordable?
Yes, the procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey. But some factors affect the PRK eye surgery treatment cost, like the clinics' location, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used.
Our team will dedicate their effort and time to help you choose the clinic best for you. Our goal is not just to find ‘a doctor’ for you, but to find ‘the right doctor’.