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LASEK / TRANS-PRK

LASEK (Laser Assisted Epithelial Keratomileusis) and TransPRK (Transepithelial PhotoRefractive Keratectomy) are two forms of laser eye surgery where treatment takes place on the surface of the eye.

Either of these techniques are used to treat short-sightedness (myopia), long-sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. These surface treatments are more useful for patients with thin corneas and other epithelial / surface problems.

With LASEK the epithelium is peeled back before the excimer laser reshapes the corneal stroma. It is more suitable for patients with thin corneas. In TransPRK, the excimer laser removes the epithelial surface before remodelling the stroma.

The surface epithelial cells regrow after 1-2 days. During this time the eyes may be sensitive to light and sore. You will be given anaesthetic eye drops and oral analgesia to help during this period of the recovery. The vision may be blurred for the first few days but this improves quickly and may continue for several weeks.

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LASEK / TRANS-PRK

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LASEK and TransPRKprescriptions are suitable for short-sighted (myopic) and low near-sighted (hyperopic) . Following a detailed consultation and assessment, Mr Maycock will discuss which procedure is most appropriate for you.

It’s essential that your laser eye surgery is performed by a highly trained and experienced refractive surgeon, like Mr Maycock. The safety profile of surface laser treatments is similar to LASIK and will be discussed in detail during your clinic assessment.

The procedure is pain-free following topical anaesthetic drops administered preoperatively. There may be some discomfort and light sensitivity for the first few days following surgery but you will be given topical anaesthetic drops and oral analgesia to help during this period of the recovery.

The vision may be blurred for the first few days but usually improves rapidly over the following few weeks. All surface treatments produce similar outcomes in terms of final visual acuity.

The side effects and risks are similar to LASIK. Common, mild and transient side effects after laser eye surgery include dry eyes, blurred vision and night vision disturbances such as glare, haloes and starbursts. These usually settle by themselves shortly after treatment.

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