Common types of surface laser eye surgery include PRK, LASEK and most recently, TransPRK. The main difference between these procedures is the way in which the corneal skin layer is removed. In PRK and LASEK, the skin layer is removed mechanically by the surgeon – in LASEK dilute alcohol is applied to loosen the skin layer first.
At St Paul’s Laser Vision in Liverpool, we have one of the most advanced lasers in the UK (Schwind Amaris excimer laser system 1050RS) which is able to quickly and painlessly remove the skin layer as part of the reshaping treatment. This is the latest form of ‘no-touch’ surface laser treatment called TransPRK.
The recent ‘SmartPulse’ technology allows for a smoother and even faster tissue removal. The area of skin layer removed in TransPRK is reduced to the minimum required for reshaping the cornea beneath, shortening recovery time by about two days in comparison with PRK and LASEK.
Find out which PRK / surface laser eye surgery treatment is best for you by booking a free consultation with our specialists.