What must I expect from prk surgery?

Prk recovery. In my experience there is no pain during prk. About 30 minutes after, the anesthetic wears off and the eyes tear and burn. Patients report moderate discomfort that is helped by ice packs (bag of frozen vegetables). About 10% of my patients have severe pain that require narcotic pain meds. Some patients are lucky enough to have no pain or minimal foreign body sensation. Vision slowly recovers.
Quick recovery. Like lasik surgery it is outpatient and works well. It is better for some patients.