There are a few steps that preoperative patients need to complete before PRK can be done, such as preliminary preoperative examination and an eye evaluation, which will be performed by our refractive surgery specialists.
- A Good Candidate for PRK Surgery
- Preoperative PRK Preparation
- Step of PRK Treatment
- Post Operative PRK
A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PRK SURGERY:
- A person who desires the freedom from wearing glasses and/or contact lenses and dislikes the inconveniences that occur from ones’ dependence on eyewear.
- All individuals considering PRK surgery must be at least 18 years old. Young eyes are still in their development stages and are constantly changing, so it is advisable to wait until eyes reach their mature, stable phase. This will assure the most positive, permanent result.
- An individual free of corneal disease, especially keratoconus or thin cornea, or any disease that will delay the wound healing process.
- Pregnant woman are not allowed to receive PRK treatment due to the instability of the bodies hormones.
- People who have a complete understanding of the benefit and side effects of the PRK surgery, and have realistic expectations of the outcomes.
PREOPERATIVE PRK PREPARATION
The EYE examination There are a few steps that preoperative patients need to complete before LASIK/PRK can be done, such as preliminary preoperative examination and an eye evaluation, which will be performed by our refractive surgery specialists. It will take 2-3 hours for the eye examination, the step as follows
- the corneal curvature and the corneal thickness by Orbscan and Topography
- the pupil diameter by infrared Pupillometer
- the refraction by Auto Refractometer
- Manifest refraction before pupil dilatation with refractionist.
- Measure Wavefront by OPDScan
- dilate the pupil (this will be effecting your vision and light sensitivity)
- Cycloplegic refraction after the pupil dilatation with refractionist.
- work up examination and discuss with our refractive surgeon