PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a type of laser eye surgery designed to correct vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. PRK came before laser procedure called laser-assisted-in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK), but PRK is still performed frequently and regularly with good success rate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuE1dBCcigE PRK Surgery: Step by Step Frequently Asked Questions What can I expect in the initial post-op recovery period? In the initial 3-5 days, there will be a bandage contact lens over the eye and a feeling of slight irritation, watering, pain and swelling is expected. How will my visual recovery be after PRK? Visual recovery may take a few weeks to stabilise. What care should I take after the PRK treatment? No splashing water into the eyes, No rubbing the eye, no eye makeup. How long do I need to wear sunglasses? Wear UV protected sunglasses outdoors for 1 year after the PRK treatment to reduce the risk of haze. How long do I need to use eye drops? You will have to use eye drops for about 3 months after the treatment. Is PRK a safe procedure? Yes, It is the safest Laser procedure as it leaves behind good corneal thickness. It is preferred in corneas with borderline thickness because of its safety profile. Do I require eye patch after the PRK treatment? No, Bandage Contact Lens (BCL) is used for 3-5 days after the PRK treatment, but you can open and close the eye normally.