PRK

Preparing your patient for PRKPhotorefractive keratectomy (PRK) was the original excimer laser procedure approved by the FDA—and is still a safe and effective treatment of refractive errors. PRK has the benefits of no-flap creation; therefore, there is no risk of flap complications.
Haze after PRK, LASIK tied to faulty epithelial regrowth
Haze after PRK, LASIK tied to faulty epithelial regrowthPoor regeneration of the epithelial basement accounts for most 'late haze' associated with PRK, LASIK, infections, or corneal transplants. Proper excimer laser maintenance may reduce irregularities.
Pulse technology boosts all-laser PRK for one-step, no-touch ablation
Pulse technology boosts all-laser PRK for one-step, no-touch ablationA transepithelial PRK (TransPRK) procedure (SmartSurface, Schwind eye-tech-solutions) provides the benefits of one-step, no-touch surface ablation plus rapid visual recovery, said Diego de Ortueta, MD.
Clinicians coming to terms with dysfunctional lens syndromeUsing dysfunctional lens syndrome stages, physicians can discuss a range of treatment options with patients, based on clinical findings and refractive error.
LASIK enhancements for premium IOLs more accurate with less dry eyeOphthalmologists must be prepared to perform corneal refractive surgery enhancements after cataract surgery—and LASIK is often the optimal choice, according to Robert K. Maloney, MD.
Don’t rule out HSV patients for refractive surgery
Don’t rule out HSV patients for refractive surgeryThe longer the time since the last outbreak, the better
Wavefront-guided PRK after CXL for keratoconusTechnique targets the main cause of vision degradation and a large clinical series finds positive results.
Using femtosecond lasers in eyes with previous surgeryDr. Donaldson explains that prior corneal surgery does not necessarily indicate that FLACS would be ineffective. However, there are some immediate disqualifications to bear in mind.
Trends in U.S. refractive surgery: 2015 ISRS surveyThe 2015 International Society of Refractive Surgery survey, the twentieth such survey and the seventh year published online, presents new findings about surgeons’ preferences in corneal and lens-based surgeries, premium intraocular lenses (IOLs), and femtosecond cataract surgery.
Was 2015 the year of inlays, FLACS, or something else?While 2015 may not have been the year for ground-breaking introductions or trials in the field of refractive surgery, plenty of improvements have kept the procedure an evolving process, Ophthalmology Times editorial advisory board members said.