What is Trans PRK:
TransPRK (Transepithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy) is a no-touch laser vision correction procedure in which a specialised (Excimer) laser is used for precise corneal skin layer removal and reshaping of the superficial layers of the cornea beneath. Corneal reshaping is computer controlled, and is based on the results of optical and corneal shape mapping tests carried out at your preoperative consultation. The rapid firing laser will emit 1050 pulses of laser energy per second, and at the same rate will track any eye movements that may occur during the procedure, resulting in a very quick and accurate treatment. A bandage contact lens is placed over the eye to assist epithelial regeneration/healing, which is usually removed 2-4 days following your treatment
Benefits of TransPRK:
- Touchless: no suction, no flap, no incision. Truly all-laser procedure
- Safe, gentle and precise: Treatment takes place directly on the upper surface of the cornea. There are no cut or flap complications. This non-invasive method leaves a very stable cornea and thus provides high corneal stability and more safety for the patient
- Fast: In just one step, the epithelium is removed and the refractive correction performed. This shortens the treatment time considerably; healing is faster than with manual method
- Versatile: TransPRK is suitable for all laser candidates wishing to see clearly. It is ideal for active and athletic people, and for professions where sharp vision is needed. TransPRK is also a good treatment option for patients with thin, pathological or irregular corneas.
Risks of Trans PRK:
- Dry eye: Like Lasik flap procedures dry eye can occur with TransPRK laser surgery but is typically less severe and for a shorter duration. The condition is a result of nerve endings being lasered. With recovery and nerve regeneration, sensation returns and the dry eye improves.
- Corneal haze: This is a fine haze sometimes seen on the cornea at about 6 weeks and typically recedes over the following 6 weeks. With modern low energy excimer lasers and low levels of laser correction, this is not seen as often. To avoid haze some surgeons use Mitomycin C.
- Infection: In the early postoperative period, the eye is at a slightly higher risk of infection than Lasik laser eye surgery. This is because the top protective epithelium needs to regenerate. It is important that patients maintain good hygiene and follow instructions provided by your doctor.
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