What is the PRK laser eye surgery procedure?

You will given anaesthetic drops which help to numb the eye.

The surgeon then uses a laser to remove the outer layer or ‘epithelium’ of the cornea, which allows access to the cornea itself. He/she will then use the laser to remove tissue from the middle layers (stroma) of the cornea. This reshaping will improve the focussing power of the cornea.

The surgeon will then place a ‘bandage’ contact lens over the treated eye which helps to protect it.

The removed outer layer or epithelium is re-grown by the body after 5 to 7 days.

It will be two months before you see the full outcome of this surgery.

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