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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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