What can I expect in the initial post-op recovery period?
In the initial 3 days, there will be a bandage contact lens over the eye and a feeling of slight irritation, watering and swelling is expected.
How will my visual recovery be after PRK?
Visual recovery may take a few weeks to stabilise.
What care should I take after the PRK treatment?
No splashing water into the eyes, No rubbing the eye, no eye makeup.
How long do I need to wear sunglasses?
Wear UV protected sunglasses outdoors for 1 year after the PRK treatment to reduce the risk of haze.
How long do I need to use eye drops?
You will have to use eye drops for about 3 months after the treatment.
Is PRK a safe procedure?
Yes, It is the safest Laser procedure as it leaves behind good corneal thickness. It is preferred in corneas with borderline thickness because of its safety profile.
Do I require eye patch after the PRK treatment?
No, Bandage Contact Lens (BCL) is used for 3 days after the PRK treatment, but you can open and close the eye normally.