PRK healing time?

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by Paula Sims, May 23, 2008.

  1. Paula Sims

    Paula Sims Guest

    Hello all,
    I was told that my doctor would do PRK on me and was told about the
    "longer" healing times. Yes, YMMV, but for someone with a -3 and -3.75,
    what would you guess the healing time "should" be?


    Paula Sims, May 23, 2008
  2. Paula Sims

    Guest Guest

    Not easy to pin down. Everyone heals differently and at different
    rates. With PRK, the healing time is generally a few months with some
    visual fluctuations during that time.
    Best of luck, and enjoy your "new vision".
    Guest, May 24, 2008
  3. Paula Sims

    Zetsu Guest

    A real treatment should not require one to heal at all.
    Zetsu, May 24, 2008
  4. Paula Sims

    Neil Brooks Guest

    Of course, you have no idea what you're talking about, and dragging
    out Latin does nothing to change that (though the parallel between a
    "dead language" and all the dead theories you dredge up IS cute).

    My wife's myopia was perfectly fixed with PRK.

    No harm, no foul.

    But then ... her myopia didn't progress in at all the way Otis Brown
    thought it should, either, so ....

    Maybe she simply didn't believe in tortured statistics and turn-of-the-
    century fiction books.
    Neil Brooks, May 24, 2008
  5. Paula Sims

    Zetsu Guest

    No, first you try EVERY OTHER POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE to fix the pain
    between navel and hip bone, and ONLY AS THE LAST RESORT you cut the
    EVERYTHING ELSE FAILS ) So applying this to the cure of eyesight,
    FIRSTLY, relaxation treatment, LASTLY (or never), laser treatment.
    Zetsu, May 24, 2008
  6. In PRK the outermost layer of soft pliable cells (epithelium) are
    removed from the cornea, then the laser reshapes the front of the
    cornea to correct your refractive error.

    The corneal epithelial cells are the fastest reproducing cells in the
    human body, but it does take some time for them to cover the treated
    area, thicken, and then smooth.

    Do not expect to use your vision more than to keep from bumping into
    walls for 1-3 days. For a few days to weeks after that you will likely
    have "functional fuzzy" vision. It takes from 4-12 weeks for you to
    get that crisp vision you desire.

    Of course, everyone heals differently and your recovery may be faster
    or slower. It is almost always best to do one eye at a time.

    Despite this slow vision recovery, PRK has a major advantage over
    Lasik - no Lasik flap. Although the probability of a Lasik flap
    complication is relatively low, no flap means no possibility of a
    Lasik flap complication. No possibility is almost always better than a
    low probability.

    You may want to visit our organization's bulletin board to read the
    experiences of people who have had PRK. See the link below.

    Glenn Hagele
    Executive Director
    USAEyes (R)
    Patient Advocacy Surgeon Certification

    "Consider and Choose With Confidence" (TM)

    Email to glenn dot hagele at usaeyes dot org

    Lasik Bulletin Board

    I am not a doctor.

    Copyright 2008
    All Rights Reserved
    Glenn Hagele -, May 24, 2008
  7. Paula Sims

    Neil Brooks Guest

    On May 24, 7:58 am, Zetsu

    If people want to go to faith healers, then they should go to faith

    Do you have some belief that people like Mike Tyner should REFER them
    TO faith healers, though?

    I surely hope not. You'll be in for lots of disappointment, which I
    fully expect you'll experience, regardless.
    Neil Brooks, May 24, 2008
  8. Paula Sims

    Paula Sims Guest

    Thanks Glenn, as always, for a solid, straight forward reply.

    Paula Sims, May 24, 2008
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