The Day of Your PRK Surgery
On the day of surgery plan on arriving 30-45 minutes prior to the procedure. Administrative details will be completed including consent forms, payment collection. If you have any last-minute questions we will be happy to answer them at this time. Additional testing may be done if needed.
Once all testing is complete you will be offered a mild sedative to help you relax. It also helps you to sleep following the procedure once you are home. Topical anesthetic drops, better known as “numbing” drops, will be administered to create a painless procedure. During the procedure, Dr. Kraff will speak to you so you know what to expect and feel. When surgery is complete, a clear soft bandage contact lens will be placed on the cornea to aid in healing and comfort. This lens will stay in place, 24 hours a day, for 3 to 4 days as the eyes heal.
After the PRK procedure, post-operative instructions will be explained in detail. Dr. Kraff will examine your eyes and answer any additional questions you might have. We encourage someone to accompany you. It makes getting home a little easier after surgery. We do not want you to attempt driving for several days post-operatively.
Rest is important once you are home. Sleeping is important for the first several hours. Limiting the use of your eyes is also important for the first 24-48 hours. You may experience some discomfort for the first 72 hours. Over that time, activities will need to be restricted. Prescription pain medications can be taken to help minimize discomfort.
The day after PRK surgery, we will need to see you back in our office for a postoperative examination. Plan on being in the office for 30 minutes. Dr. Kraff will evaluate your progress and answer any questions. Based on how you’re healing, Dr. Kraff will advise you when to return to have the soft bandage lens removed.
To schedule a complimentary consultation to see if you would qualify for LASIK, PRK, or a KAMRA Inlay please call (312) 300-5731, or use the button below. Please note, consultations are only complimentary for patients who haven’t had a LASER procedure done before on their eyes. All other appointments are billed to your major medical insurance.
Please check with your insurance provider to see if our doctors are in your network.