A 42-year-old member asked:
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why do you have a blurry vision in the first days after prk refractive surgery?

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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 will absorb this fluid re-establishing good vision.
Answered on Jun 30, 2012
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, the skin is healed and the vision will improve. Vision after prk will continue to improve for several weeks.
Answered on Oct 6, 2014
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