Photorefractive Keratectomy,
an alternative laser treatment
method that can be applied
to thin corneas


What is PRK ?

Photorefractive Keratectomy

The Flapless Alternative to LASIK Vision Correction.

PRK eye surgery may be an excellent option for patients who are not eligible for LASIK surgery because of thin corneas, or because their prescriptions require greater reshaping of the cornea. PRK may also prove to be a desirable alternative to LASIK for patients who may be at a higher risk of eye injuries such as boxers, firefighters, police officers, and military personnel.

Brief information about PRK surgery:

  • The operation takes 5 to 10 minutes & it’s painless
  • It’s performed with local anesthesia and, if desired, accompanied by sedation
  • After the surgery patient walks out with open eyes
  • Protective glasses are used on the day of surgery
  • Recovery time after PRK is longer than Lasik, which is 4 to 5 days
  • It usually takes 15 days to 1 month for clear vision
  • In our country, the name Notouch was erroneously made up for PRK
  • Not suitable for hyperopia correction
  • Not suitable for myopia correction over than -4 diopter

Frequently Asked Questions about PRK

An alternative excimer laser treatment type for selected cases
Is PRK surgery right for you?

If your corneal thickness is not suitable for the LASIK , you may be a suitable candidate for PRK surgery.

What can be treated with PRK?

Myopia and astigmatism 4 diopter or below can be treated with PRK.

How long is the recovery period?

Recovery time is usually 4 to 5 days. This period is necessary for the healing of the epithelium removed during the surgery. Clear vision usually occurs within 2-3 weeks.

Is PRK a safe procedure?

It is a very safe method when the general rules are followed and applied correctly.

Your Eyes.
Your Treatment.
Your PRK.

Personalized PRK Treatment

Wave-front technology allows unprecedented customization and accuracy, making it possible for the actual laser treatment to be fully customized to the unique characteristics of each of your eyes.

This precise level of measurement and treatment can enable you to achieve the full potential of your personal best vision. 

Wavefront technology can be used in PRK surgery likewise LASIK.

PRK Could Be Your Answer

Better Vision in 2023