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How long after prk (photorefractive keratectomy) eye surgery will I able to see?
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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
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Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pretty quickly
Vision returns rapidly in most cases no matter how laser correction is done.
Prk using chemical or mechanical removal of the corneal surface usually takes 5-7 days to completely recover, typically with the assistance of a bandage contact lens! recovery from lasik, whether done with a mechanical microkeratome (flap maker) or a femtosecond laser, is much quicker, usually by the next day!

In brief: Pretty quickly
Vision returns rapidly in most cases no matter how laser correction is done.
Prk using chemical or mechanical removal of the corneal surface usually takes 5-7 days to completely recover, typically with the assistance of a bandage contact lens! recovery from lasik, whether done with a mechanical microkeratome (flap maker) or a femtosecond laser, is much quicker, usually by the next day!
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