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How long will it take for me to see clearly after prk?

How long will it take for me to see clearly after prk?

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. There is still a lot of healing that needs to happen though and it may take several months for the full effect of PRK to be realized. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Titone
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Prk (Definition)

Photorefractive keratectomy is a type of laser vision repair that alters the corneal structure less than Lasik but ...Read more


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I did the prk surgery 2 weeks ago, i used to see by glasses better than now, how long will it take me to see as i used to see with glasses?

I did the prk surgery 2 weeks ago, i used to see by glasses better than now, how long will it take me to see as i used to see with glasses?

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 removed in prk (epithelium) has grown back at the 2 week mark, it can take weeks or months to "normalize". At the 3 month mark, if the vision is still not satisfactory, the decision to "fine tune", or enhance the vision will be made. ...Read more

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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

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

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. ...Read more

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How long roughly does it take for PRK to heal on an average person?

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 slightly longer for the healed corneal surface to smooth out and for any slight vision imperfections to clear. Always follow up with your eye surgeon and follow all post operative instructions carefully. ...Read more

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How long does it take for vision to clear after prk surgery?

How long does it take for vision to clear after prk surgery?

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 (in an uncomplicated case). If yours is taking longer, then check in with the surgeon who did the prk for treatment. ...Read more

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How long after prk (photorefractive keratectomy) eye surgery will I able to see?

How long after prk (photorefractive keratectomy) eye surgery will I able to see?

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 (after the cornea has healed and the contact lens is removed) unless you had only a mild prescription before. The vision will then continue to clear over the next few weeks as corneal inflammation subsides with steroid use. ...Read more

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How long after prk (photorefractive keratectomy) eye surgery are you able to see well?

How long after prk (photorefractive keratectomy) eye surgery are you able to see well?

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 few weeks. ...Read more

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What percentage of people eventually see 20/20 uncorrected after having prk?

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 will see 20/25 or 20/20 or better without correction after PRK surgery. ...Read more

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Please answer! what percent of people eventually see 20/20 uncorrected after having prk?

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 outcomes but so does the amount of prescription you started out with. This is assuming your eyes are otherwise healthy. Good luck. ...Read more