A 21-year-old male asked:
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how long until i can see clearly after prk surgery? i am 9 days post op and still very blurry. my prescription before surgery was -5.75 both eyes

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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 body every 10 days. The clarity improves with each 10 day cycle. There are other reasons that people remain blurred ..Mostly its not having corrected the full prescription. Best to ask your doctor.
Answered on Oct 11, 2019
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Dr. Mark Pyfer
Dr. Mark Pyfer commented
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Could also be dry eyes. Full healing after PRK takes some time, but your vision should be at least 20/30 by day 9. Agree you should ask your surgeon.
Sep 18, 2013
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 sometimes it just takes longer to occur.
Answered on Mar 17, 2015

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