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Is PRK surgery painful?

Beyond a little pressure, there should be virtually no pain as long as the surgeon uses a light sedative, eye numbing drops, and high-quality equipment. However, as the cornea tissue heals over the next few days, patients may feel sensitive to light and a slight burning sensation in their eyes. The sensitivity and burning sensation can range from mild to bothersome. Prescribed medications by the surgeon should help patients remain as comfortable as possible in the first few days. We recommend taking time off your daily routine to relax and recover after surgery.

How long does PRK last?

When PRK eye surgery is performed by an experienced surgeon and state-of-the-art technology, patients can expect long-lasting results. In most cases, ideal candidates can expect the results from surgery to last 15-20 years.

Can I watch TV after PRK?

Yes, PRK patients can watch TV after surgery as long as you do not feel any discomfort. We recommend watching for short periods at a time, taking breaks and being vigilant about using prescribed drops.

How long is vision blurry after PRK?

It takes a couple of months for your vision to stabilize after PRK surgery. Your vision may be disrupted for the first five days, but after that, the PRK blurry vision should begin to dissipate. A patient’s vision should then continue to improve over time, however, fluctuation is normal.

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