Prof. Dr. Suhail Sarwar
What is PRK?
Laser treatments in Lahore are making round these days. Ever since the efficacy of laser treatments has gained momentum, traditional surgeries have lost their spark.
Likewise, one such impeccable eye surgery is PRK eye surgery for refractive eye problems. Refractive eye problems are caused by an imperfection in the eye's shape.
PRK surgery in Pakistan is a type of refractive surgery that is used to correct refractive eye problems. It is a relatively simple procedure that involves using a laser to reshape the cornea, so that light appropriately falls onto the retina.
PRK eye surgery is a very effective way to correct refractive eye problems and can greatly improve a person's vision.
The first step in PRK eye surgery is to numb the eye. Next, the surgeon will use a laser to remove a small amount of tissue from the cornea. This will allow the surgeon to reshape the cornea. In many cases, the cornea is replaced with a healthy cornea from a donor as well.
Possible causes which require PRK
Refractive eye problems are the main concern that requires PRK surgery for the restoration of normal vision.
The abnormal refraction causes light to be refracted, or bent, in an abnormal way. As a result, the eye is unable to focus light properly on the retina, leading to blurred vision.
There are a number of different refractive eye problems in Pakistan, the most common of which are myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.
Myopia occurs when the eye is too long, hyperopia occurs when the eye is too short, and astigmatism occurs when the eye is oval-shaped.
Though glasses or contact lenses can help correct refractive errors by bending the light, however, PRK results in permanent recovery from the refractive problem.
Here’s how to know PRK is needed!
The eye has two main refractive problem-causing areas:
- The cornea, which makes up the front surface of the eye
- The lens is located behind the cornea.
The cornea is responsible for about two-thirds of the eye's total refractive power. The lens is responsible for the remaining one-third.
Most refractive problems occur when one or both of these structures are not able to focus light properly on the retina, thus requiring PRK to fix the problem.
The main symptom of refractive eye problems is poor vision. This can include difficulty seeing objects clearly, or seeing objects that are blurry or distorted. Thus, you may know, PRK is what you need.
Other symptoms can include eye fatigue, headaches, eye strain, etc. There are a number of signs and symptoms that can indicate a refractive eye problem, which varies from person to person.
These can include blurred vision, difficulty seeing at night, headaches, eye fatigue, and problems with depth perception. However, the most common and frequently occurring symptom of refractive eye problems is blurry vision.
PRK laser eye surgery is done to treat all of the preceding eye problems. However, how to know PRK vision correction is done right?
- Your vision will be blurry immediately after surgery and will slowly improve over the next few days as your eye heals.
- Many patients report increased light sensitivity immediately after surgery. This typically improves over the first week.
- It is common for your eyes to water more than usual for the first few days following surgery.
Treatment Options Using PRK!
PRK eye surgery seems like an easy treatment, but let me tell you, the surgery is performed by a specially trained ophthalmologist only.
PRK is an outpatient procedure, which means that you will not need to stay overnight in the hospital. The surgery itself takes less than 30 minutes.
The process begins with numbing the eye area, using anesthesia drops. The doctor uses a laser to make a small incision and correct the cornea in the eye.
After the surgery, you will need to wear a special contact lens for a few days to help protect your eye and promote healing. You will also be given eye drops to help with the healing process.
Most people notice a significant improvement in their vision within a few days after the surgery. However, it may take a few weeks for your vision to become fully vivid.
Why choose us?
I know what concerns us all. How to choose the right place for ophthalmologic procedures. Well, let me tell you the right place is the one that focuses on the well-being of the patient.
Having that said, the best prk surgery in Lahore is being done at Suhail's eye clinic. The experts here work as a unit to provide maximum benefit and ease to the patient.
Moreover, the doctors are experienced enough and have international training in all the procedures they provide. Above all, prk ophthalmology is being done at affordable prices so you would not have to worry about it!