If you want to get rid of glasses and contact lenses, you should know that LASIK is better than PRK to operate myopia. This is something we have commented on several occasions and today we want to explain more in detail.
As we can see in the video included in this article, the PRK is a technique that was implemented more than 20 years ago. So at the speed that technologies and medicine evolve today we can understand that things have changed a lot.
Photorefractive keratectomy and other surface techniques involving loss of corneal tissue have become obsolete and are only used in specific cases of myopia.
Today the most advanced treatment for myopia with Refractive Surgery is LASIK with femtosecond laser, a technique that does not cause pain to the patient and allows him to enjoy a quick recovery. From one day to another you can perform normal life.
LASIK vs PRK
In order to verify this improvement of quality and safety, this year two important institutions of the United Kingdom such as Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology have published the results of an extensive analysis of the best studies published to date.
The objective was precisely to compare the effectiveness and safety of conventional LASIK versus PRK when correcting myopia. They examined visual acuity after treatment, refractive outcomes, pain levels, complications, adverse events, higher order aberrations, and quality of life indices.
The patient should know that through PRK what is done is to remove tissue from the surface of the cornea. Which forces a painful recovery until this tissue regenerates. Instead with LASIK what we do is lift a thin layer of tissue that is then repositioned, so healing is simpler.
Finally the authors of the study determined that for the patient LASIK allows to recover the vision much faster and certainly is a less painful technique.
LASIK with Femtosecond without Blade
In Vistalaser Ophthalmology clinics we improve conventional LASIK. Instead of a blade we use an advanced femtosecond laser to separate the corneal tissues. Without having cuts or tears the intervention is safer and the healing process faster.
If you want to know more about LASIK with femtosecond to operate myopia, do not hesitate to ask for an appointment in one of our clinics in Malaga, Marbella or Granada.
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