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How long will it take for me to see clearly after PRK

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
It depends: Prk has a longer visual recovery than lasik. Like the epidermis of the skin, the cornea has an outer (epithelial) layer that takes around 5 days to r... Read More
Dr. Federico Mattioli
LASIK Surgery 25 years experience
Variable: Depends on many factors, including if any prescription remains, amount and type of prescription treated, your body healing characteristics, any presen... Read More
Dr. Richard Rothman
LASIK Surgery 43 years experience
About a week: While everyone heals at their own speed, generally between days 5-7 the front surface of the cornea has healed and you will have functional vision. T... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
Unknown: This is early in the healing process and everyone is different. You need to keep all of your post op appointments and if neccessary see the surgeon mo... Read More
Dr. Daniel Coden
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Not to worry!: Prk, unlike lasik has a much more slow return of vision, but ultimately the visual outcome should be the same. Even though the surface layer that is r... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul First
Ophthalmology 44 years experience
Variable: With prk the surface epithelium has to cover the defect caused during the surgery which can take 3-8 days. Then the new epithelium is replaced by the ... Read More
Dr. Douglas Liva
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Soon: Visual recovery can sometimes takes weeks in certain individuals. The epithelium needs to remold and become smooth before good vision is obtained and ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Saunders
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
About one week: For the average person having PRK eye surgery, the cornea will take about a week, give or take 1-2 days, to fully heal. It can sometimes take slightl... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Sher
LASIK Surgery 50 years experience
Very high percentage: The results depend on the starting point. Lower corrections get somewhat better results faster than higher corrections. In general, 90-98% of eyes w... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
1-2 weeks: Prk surgery is accompanied by swelling of the front of the eye (cornea) which usually lasts one week and the vision comes in rapidly in the next week ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 11 years experience
The percentage: achieving 20/20 vision after PRK is very high, close to 90% and slightly higher at some high volume practices. The technology used does influence outc... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manhar Kayastha
Family Medicine 49 years experience
See EYE doctor: Unless you are on some medication,see your family physician 7 he may refer to Eye doctor or Neurologist for visual problems.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Depends: This depends on the level of refractive error which was treated. Your uncorrected vision will likely be better than prior to surgery within 2-3 days (... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
2-4 weeks: Usually there is an improvement in the first week, then some blurriness with further healing and then more improvement to the best vision in the next ... Read More

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