What does recovery from PRK involve?

The difference between this procedure and Lasik/Lasek is that PRK affects pain fibres in the surface of the cornea. This will result in pain and discomfort following surgery but painkillers can deal with this.

The level of pain experienced will vary from one patient to another.

You will also be advised to use eye drops (lubricate the eyes) and possible sleeping tablets.

It will be a week before you can return to work and your normal everyday activities.

The cornea itself can take 3 to 6 months to fully heal.

These results take longer than those for LASIK.

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