PRK for Myopia

PRK for Myopia

PRK (Photo Refractive Keratectomy) is a surgery that uses the excimer laser and it is one of the most common in Europe. It is performed with an excimer laser that emits an ultraviolet ray of light with a very high specific energy, but low penetrating power in biological cells, causing photoablation (cells hit by the ray are vaporized and expelled); this happens for the molecular dissociation at infinitesimal levels, with no damage for adjacent cells. Nel PRK l'Epitelio viene allontanato per favorire l'utilizzo del laser ad eccimeri

PRK is especially effective for treating myopia: the doctor removes the corneal epithelium, that is the most peripheral portion of the cornea, obtaining a curvature. Is is also used as a treatment for correcting hypermetropia and astigmatism.

PRK surgery procedure

PRK is performed in the clinic: patient is admitted and discharged without being hospitalized. Laser surgery requires just a couple of minutes and patients are awake during the procedure. In some cases a sedative can be given orally. The majority of patients don’t experience any pain sensation during PRK: the eyes are under the effect of an anaesthetic eye drops. Patients lie down on the ophthalmologist chait and placed right under the laser instrument before starting the surgery.

For great results, it is fundamental to rely on a high quality excimer laser. Some lasers are best to cure myopia, some others are more appropriate for treating hypermetropia and presbyopia.
Dr. Badalà uses last generation lasers to cure myopia, in Milan and Catania; these lasers feature eye motion control (eyetracker) and pupil recognition.

Chiara Rizza, Milano

Votazione: Eccellente
Problem: Astigmatism, Myopia
Solution: PRK
Tired of glasses and contact lenses, I met Dr. Badalà, who, after an accurate exam, suggested laser treatment to correct myopia and astigmatism. What a great choice!
Laser treatment was perfectly successful, fast and p... Keep on reading this reviewainless. It was carried out in a surgical center with high standard equipment.
Dr. Badalà and his team had been very warm and welcoming, before and after the surgery. As fast as two days after surgery I went back to my everyday life with the only inconvenience of placing many eye drops many times a day for a few weeks.
Surgery was over two years ago and since then I’m enjoying great vision and freedom from glasses.
Thanks to Doctor Badalà for his competence and professionalism.