Photo Therapeutic Keratectomy - PTK Laser eye surgery

PTK is a surgical procedure which is mainly used to treat scars on the cornea and any other type of corneal surface disease. These include corneal dystrophy and epithelial erosion syndrome.

What is ‘PTK?’

PTK stands for Photo-Therapeutic Keratectomy: this surgery uses a laser to treat eyesight problems, which are mainly diseases of the surface of the cornea.

The aim of this procedure is to treat surface level corneal disease and NOT to remove the need to wear glasses or contact lenses.

However, this treatment can be combined with PRK which means that it has both a medical and cosmetic application.

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