Find precision PRK eye surgery in Melbourne with our skilled eye specialists
Although PRK eye surgery in Melbourne is considered an older refractive surgery technique, it still maintains a valuable position in the suite of surgical methods of laser vision correction. The ophthalmologists at Mornington Peninsula Eye Clinic and our associate practice, Eye Laser Specialists, have been performing PRK laser eye surgery in Melbourne for years. Despite the advent of newer surgical procedures such as SMILE® and LASIK, PRK continues to be an effective technique of allowing patients to achieve clear vision without the need for glasses and contact lenses.
If our ophthalmologist considers PRK to be an unsuitable treatment for you, you may be offered a more appropriate procedure, such as ICL or SMILE®. At Mornington Peninsula Eye Clinic our team is dedicated to ensuring your safety and comfort throughout your time under our care.
Once our clinicians have established that there are no factors that exclude you from PRK surgery, you will be scheduled into our state-of-the-art operating facilities. PRK laser eye surgery in Melbourne is typically performed under only topical anaesthesia, though a mild sedative can be offered if you’re feeling very anxious or restless. After numbing eye drops have been instilled, you will be given a fixation light to hold your eye stable for the duration of the procedure.
The first step is debridement, which involves removing the superficial layer of epithelium from the cornea. This exposes the underlying tissues, which are then sculpted using a high precision excimer laser in a process known as photoablation. The reshaping of the cornea changes the focus of light passing through the eye so that it comes to a sharp point on the retina, what you will then perceive as a clear vision.
After the laser procedure is complete, your corneal epithelium is allowed to regenerate, protected by a soft bandage contact lens. Our clinical team will talk you through your post-operative care instructions and schedule several follow-up exams to ensure your eyes are healing.
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.