Using the LASEK & PRK procedure
And other treatments

Using the PRK technique, Laser removes corneal tissue without constructing a flap. Tissue is removed from the corneal surface.

LASEK (Laser Epithelial Keratomilieusis) is similar to PRK, but the corneal surface (epithelium) is retained and replaced after the procedure.

The healing process is faster than PRK and there is thought to be less haze. A soft contact lens is worn for 1 week to protect and promote healing.

Below is some further information about LASEK/PRK laser surgery. If you would like to talk with us about laser surgery or have any questions, please call our laser surgery team on 01483 209 518 or email We are based in Guildford, Surrey and have a team of highly qualified eye surgeons.

Advantages of PRK

No flap is made, eliminating the risk of ' flap related' complications.

Disadvantages of PRK

Removing surface corneal tissue can lead to 'hazy vision' in those with a high refractive error (more tissue is removed). For this reason, PRK is more suited to patients with no more than -6D of refractive error.

The healing process can take several months with refractive changes taking place during that time. The eye will be sore for up to 4 days and there may be some return of the long or short sight over time.

professional eye treatment

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Joseph Keenan: 01483 575 760
Chris McLean: 01483 457 169

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