There are various refractive laser procedures available as a solution to those who do not want to rely on glasses and contact lenses for their daily activities. Although commonly known as LASIK, LASIK is only one type of refractive laser procedure.
Transepithelial PhotoRefractive Keratectomy (TransPRK) is the latest laser refractive surgery available today. It is performed by accurately reshaping the cornea surface using a low and precise energy laser, without creating a flap or using a blade.
TransPRK corrects refractive errors (shortsightedness, longsightedness, astigmatism) by using a single step laser to safely and precisely removing a thin layer off the cornea. After the procedure, a high oxygen soft contact lens is placed on the eye as a protection and to help with the recovery process. After 4-5 days, the contact lens is removed and as the cornea continues to recover, vision gradually improves.
What are the advantages of TransPRK over conventional LASIK procedures?
Who is suitable for TransPRK?