Standard PRK Surgery
After the removal of the surface layer of the cornea, the surgeon uses an advanced excimer laser to reshape the cornea by removing a pre-determined amount of corneal tissue. During the pre-operative assessment, the amount of tissue to be removed is determined. These measurements are typically in aligned with your glasses or contact lenses recent prescription.
The surgeon places contact lenses over the reshaped cornea for protection. These are to be worn until the cornea regrows a new epithelium which usually takes three to five days. Once the layer on cornea is completely grows back, the lenses will be removed.