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f you want to get rid of your eyeglasses, laser eye surgery may be an ideal choice. Photorefractive keratectomy, or PRK, is a widely popular surgery that eye surgeons mostly use to improve vision by correcting refractive errors in the eye. This includes farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. Depending on your needs and overall health, you may have PRK eye surgery done in one or both eyes. Read on to learn more about PRK laser eye surgery to make an informed decision.
During your appointment with the surgeon before the surgery, they will examine your eyes and test your vision. Be sure to inform them of any over the counter and prescription medications you use regularly. They may ask you to:
Thoroughly cleanse your eyes by following these steps:
Listed below are a few things you should consider to ensure a smooth surgery and avoid any issues after the procedure:
PRK eye surgery takes around 10-15 minutes per eye. You may be given local anesthesia before the procedure. You may anticipate the following during the surgery:
After your PRK laser eye surgery, it helps to rest your eyes for the rest of the day. Your doctor may schedule a follow-up appointment the day after your surgery to assess the results. If you feel any pain or notice any signs of an eye infection such as redness, swelling, fever, and more, contact your doctor immediately.
Although your vision may seem better initially, it will become slightly blurred during the first few days of recovery. Then, it will improve significantly. Be sure to avoid rubbing your eyes and keep shampoos, soaps, and cosmetics out of your eyes at least for a week after the surgery. Also, avoid swimming and water sports for a few weeks. You may wear protective gear to shield them from the sun’s harmful rays.
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At UELC, we have a team of qualified eye surgeons to cater to your needs. They will understand your concerns, assess your eye health, conduct necessary tests, and recommend the best measures to improve your vision.
If you have any questions about scheduling PRK eye surgery with us, give us a call at 416-653-8352. You could also fill out our online form to book a complimentary appointment with our eye doctors.