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right still blurry 2 weeks after PRK surgery

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul First
43 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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Dr. Douglas Liva
39 years experience Ophthalmology
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

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Edema: There is always some degree of swelling of the tissues after the laser treatment for both prk and lasik. The body recognizes this as abnormal and wil ... Read More
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Healing: In prk, the skin covering the cornea is removed and allowed to regrow by itself. As the skin is regrowing, the vision will be blurry. After a few days ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
PRK: Prk is a refractive laser surgery in which the eye surface is scraped off then the laser is applied to the underlying corneal tissue. A bandage soft ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Carlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably yes.: While this does sound normal, i would definitely check with your surgeon.
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Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably: Probably, but call your surgeon. Preservative free artificial tears taken every half hour to hour can help a lot. The burning can be a symptom of dry ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
See your surgeon: The cause of the blurry vision must be determined before treatment can be done.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
10 years experience Ophthalmology
Continue follow up: Recovery from PRK is slower than LASIK, but in the end, the results are very similar. You will have decent vision after a few days but it can take a f ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
22 years experience LASIK Surgery
PRK: Prk is a type of corneal laser surface treatment that doesn't require a flap to be created, as in lasik. But it takes longer to recover from, and typ ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
PRK Surgery: There should be no problems with crying after any kind of refractive surgery. We all constantly produce tears which keep the surface of our eyes lubr ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Traces?: Traces of what? Do not understand the question.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Prk is a form of refractive surgery with the laser in which the correction is applied directly to the cornea without the use of a flap. It is a bit m ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Quick recovery: Like lasik surgery it is outpatient and works well. It is better for some patients.

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