LASEK and TransPRK laser eye surgery
We have the latest lasers for optimal results. Over 4000 LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgeries performed in 2013
LASEK laser eye surgery and PRK are the treatment of choice for US Naval Top Gun pilots, with over 100,000 military personal treated by the US military. Visual results are considered excellent and have been put to the test in some of the most inhospitable war zones in the world.
LASEK, PRK, Trans-PRK and EpiLASIK are surface laser eye surgery techniques in which the wavefront guided treatment is applied directly to the surface of the eye without first cutting a flap in the cornea (as in LASIK). The main advantage of LASEK laser eye surgery and Trans-PRK is that less of the cornea is disturbed during the surgery.
As a result LASEK laser eye surgery is suitable for patients with thin corneas, where it is important to preserve tissue. Also patients who practice full contact martial arts, extreme sports or are in the police or military, are better suited to LASEK/PRK laser eye surgery because of the absence of a flap that could otherwise be disturbed following a blow to the face.
Visual recovery following LASEK laser eye surgery is slower than after LASIK laser eye surgery, but patients enjoy the same excellent level of vision once the eye has healed. After LASEK laser surgery you will have a bandage contact lens to protect the surface of the eye for up to a week after the surgery. You will need to have up to 5 days away from work. Your eyes may also feel more sensitive and gritty after surgery compared to LASIK. Visual recovery is slower after LASEK laser eye surgery and can take 1-2 weeks for driving vision to return. Your vision will continue to improve for several weeks after treatment. Final visual results after LASEK are the same as LASIK laser eye surgery
The risk of serious complications after LASEK and other surface techniques of laser eye surgery is very rare and is the same as with LASIK (less than 1/1000). As with LASIK laser eye surgery, patients can experience dry eyes, reduced night vision, and glare, although in many cases this is temporary. Uncommonly, infection and reactivation of herpes simplex virus can occur, as can recurrent erosion syndrome and corneal ectasia. If you have any questions please ask your surgeon.
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