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Overview PRK

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a refractive treatment that uses lasers to reshape your eyes, ultimately restoring your clear vision. When light rays are unable to reach the back of the eye correctly due to uneven shaping, it leads to blurred or distorted images. Consequently, PRK assists in correcting this condition by reconfiguring the curvature of your lens! This laser surgery has proven exceedingly successful and may even eliminate the need for wearing glasses or contact lenses altogether; however, occasionally you might find them necessary during nighttime activities such as driving and reading.

PRK is an outpatient procedure that can be completed in a few minutes, though the overall process—including preparation and recovery time—may take several hours. Afterward, you are free to go home on the same day of your surgery!

PRK Procedure

To perform PRK, the outer layer of the cornea needs to be removed first. This can be achieved with a microkeratome or femtosecond laser device. After that’s done, an excimer laser is employed to reshape it according to your eyeglass prescription; finally, a contact lens and bandage act as protective measures for healing until you’re ready for follow-up care.

The PRK procedure can be done on one eye or both eyes at once, normally taking less than half an hour. Following the treatment, recuperation typically takes a few days to up to seven days and some slight pain and soreness near the operated area is expected immediately after it’s finished. Fortunately, such symptoms tend to disappear over time within just a couple of days!


Benefits of PRK

PRK surgery involves permanently changing the shape of your eye’s cornea, which is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of your eye.


Some of the advantages of PRK eye surgery are:

  • For those with thin corneas or other eye ailments, PRK is a much safer alternative to LASIK.
  • Athletes, military personnel, and other people who may be exposed to eye injuries can benefit greatly from this choice due to the absence of a flap of tissue that is formed.
  • PRK may provide a quicker recovery time than LASIK, and you will likely experience fewer discomforts during the healing period.
  • No risk of flap complications with PRK
  • Better quality vision as compared to LASIK
  • Reduced risk of serious complications, such as flap dislocation.

Why PRK Surgery?

Keep in mind that each technique has advantages and disadvantages. An ophthalmologist must examine a patient to determine which treatment is best for him or her.

In use for30 Years10 Years5 Years
Recovery of eyesight7 days24 hours24 hours
Full stabilization of eyesight3 months6 weeks6 weeks
Side Effects after treatmentIrritation lasting 3 days, Occasional pain possible.Irritation lasting 24 hoursIrritation lasting 6 hours
Risk of dislocation, tearing, or loss of corneal flapNoYesNo
Dryness of the eye after treatmentYes. TemporaryYes. Permanent in rare casesNo
Re-treatment Rate4%7%1%

PRK Risks

There are certain side effects that people may experience after LASIK surgery. These are usually temporary. They include:

Pain or Discomfort
Blurry or Hazy Vision
Poor Night Vision
Reduced Vision Sharpness
Sensations of Dryness or Scratchiness.
Halos, Starbursts, or Glare Around Lights
Light Sensitivity
Small Pink or Red Patches

PRK Surgery Aftercare

After your PRK surgery, you will need to take care of your eyes to ensure a successful recovery.

Here are some aftercare tips:

  • To keep your eyes hydrated and free of irritation, use the artificial tears or ointment prescribed to you by a doctor.
  • Refrain from rubbing your eyes for four weeks following surgery, as it can be detrimental to successful results. 
  • Shield your eyes from harsh sunlight and blustery winds with sunglasses when you step out. Not only are they stylish, but polarized lenses will also offer superior protection for your peepers.
  • After surgery, it is best to abstain from activities that will spike your heart rate or cause you to perspire for a period of four weeks. This includes exercise routines, hot tubs and saunas – all should be avoided at this time.
  • To aid in the healing process, be sure to utilize eye drops as directed by your doctor.

PRK Cost

The cost of PRK surgery with Eyemantra is very affordable. We offer a variety of payment options to make the surgery as affordable as possible for our patients. There are a number of financing options available for those who qualify. We also accept major credit cards and offer a variety of discounts for those who pay cash up front.

ProcedureRecovery TimeRisks (Dislocation
/ flap tearing)
(High power
/ thin cornea)
Key BenefitPrice/Eye (₹)
Standard LASIK In Delhi30 daysHighNullBasic standard surgery for specs removal12,000
C LASIK In Delhi15 daysHighNullCustomized to cornea16,000
Contoura In Delhi3 daysLowNullCorneal polishing and aberration removal for super vision.25,000
TransPRK In Delhi3 daysLowNullOne step procedure: Bladeless, Flapless, Touchless, and Safest32,000
Femto LASIK In Delhi3 daysHighNullLaser used to create flap40,000
ICL Surgery In Delhi3 daysMediumNullEye lens replaced with a new lens40,000
Smart Surf LASIK In Delhi3 daysLowestNull5D Eye tracking with aberration removal | Max tissue saving45,000
SMILE In Delhi7 daysLowNullLaser used to extract eye tissue for vision correction80,000

Best Eye Hospital.

If you’re seeking the best LASIK Laser eye surgery, India is home to a few of the world’s finest eye care hospitals. The renowned LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad and Sankara Nethralaya in Chennai are two prime examples, while Delhi sports an array of remarkable centers such as AIIMS and Eye Mantra.

We are devoted to delivering low-cost, high-quality eye surgery services that help our patients enhance their vision and overall quality of life. We leverage the most state-of-the art equipment and technology to offer full eye care for LASIK, SMILE, Contura, and ICL customers. With us you can trust that your eyesight will be in good hands!

Are you considering LASIK eye surgery? We are here to answer any and all of your questions! Schedule an appointment with us today, so that we can examine your individual situation and determine the best treatment for you. Our team is thrilled to help you reach optimal vision health!

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Top PRK Surgeons in Delhi

We have the most experienced and skilled surgeons in the field, and our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with the latest technology. This allows us to provide you with the best possible care and results.

Dr. Shweta Jain
Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, LASIK
Dr. Neha Wadhwa
Dr. Lalit Chaudhary
Femtosecond LASIK
Dr. Poonam Gupta
Femtosecond LASIK

Our Facilities

Slit Lamp
Post Operative Care
Excimer Laser Machine
Femto Lasik Machine
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