What is the PTK procedure?

The area around your eye/s will be cleaned and anaesthetic drops will be placed in your eye/s to numb the area.

A special clip will be fastened to your eye/s to keep it/them open during the procedure.

The surgeon will remove the epithelium (outer layer of the cornea) to allow access for the laser. He/she will use an excimer laser to correct or reshape your cornea depending on the type of condition.

Antibiotic eye drops will be given post-surgery to prevent infection and a protective contact lens called a ‘bandage lens’ will be placed over the eye/s.

There will be some discomfort or pain whilst the epithelium heals although over the counter painkillers can control this.

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