I'm up for a prk surgery at Va
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I'm up for a prk surgery at Vasan on Thursday & I'm really nervous about how the epithelium is removed. Does it require scalpel or is done by excimer laser? And does it hurt? I've also heard that post prk, the patient goes through terrible pain. Is it true?

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Dear Madam,

You won't feel pain during PRK, because your surgeon will place anesthetic eye drops in your eye first. Then, your eye surgeon will removes a central area of corneal epithelium with an alcohol solution, a "buffing" device or a blunt surgical instrument.

Next, an excimer laser is used to precisely reshape the curvature of your cornea's surface. This computer-controlled, highly specialized laser delivers pulses of cool ultraviolet light that remove microscopic amounts of tissue in a precise pattern.

A soft contact lens "bandage" is then placed on the cornea to help protect your eye. New epithelial cells grow back in five days typically, after which the bandage contact lens is removed by your eye doctor. Afterward, he or she may prescribe pain medication if necessary.

Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information or call on the below hospital numbers for an appointment.

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