What you need to know about getting PRK and TransPRK in Brisbane

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You hate your glasses and LASIK is not an option

Sick and tired of glasses but gutted that LASIK is not for you? No worries – we’ve got a LASIK alternative that’s got you covered.

Eyes – be free!

If your vision is making you feel like you’re missing out on life, all you need is the courage to correct it. TransPRK offers the same visual results as LASIK and can be perfect for full-on lifestyles. Even better, it’s touch-less eye laser treatment.

Eyes – be free!

If your vision is making you feel like you’re missing out on life, all you need is the courage to correct it. TransPRK offers the same visual results as LASIK and can be perfect for full-on lifestyles. Even better, it’s touch-less eye laser treatment.

Isn’t it time you ditched the specs for good?

You’ve always taken your glasses and contact lenses in your stride, but wouldn’t it be amazing to get on with life without having to consider them first?

Isn’t it time you ditched the specs for good?

You’ve always taken your glasses and contact lenses in your stride, but wouldn’t it be amazing to get on with life without having to consider them first?

Shape the life you want

Your easing sense of freedom and convenience makes you feel victorious – there’s nothing getting in your way.

TransPRK laser eye surgery has given you the confidence to accomplish your goals and even set more challenging ones in the future. You only wish you’d done it sooner.

Shape the life you want

Your easing sense of freedom and convenience makes you feel victorious – age really is just a number.

TransPRK laser eye surgery has given you the confidence to accomplish your goals and even set more challenging ones in the future. You only wish you’d done it sooner.

HOW LASER EYE SURGERY IN BRISBANE WORKS

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After a procedure that’s over before you know it, you’ll have the life-changing freedom that laser eye surgery brings.

THE BENEFITS OF PRK

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PRK AND TRANSPRK EXPLAINED

What you need to know about PRK and TransPRK

Before laser eye surgeons were changing people’s lives with LASIK, they were performing a version of the laser eye surgery called PhotoRefractive Keratectomy (PRK). PRK delivers results that are the same exceptional quality as LASIK. If you depend on glasses or contact lenses to see clearly, but you have been told you do not qualify for LASIK surgery, PRK is a wonderful alternative. 1

At VSON, we go one step further with TransPRK (transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy) by SCHWIND. TransPRK is a touch-free laser eye correction method used with SCHWIND AMARIS laser systems.

Benefits of TransPRK at a glance

  • Touchless: no suction, no flap, no incision
  • Safe: high corneal stability
  • Fast: treatment in one step
  • The short healing process with faster visual outcomes than conventional PRK
  • Very good clinical results equal to conventional PRK and LASIK

After TransPRK or PRK,

You may be a good candidate for PRK or TransPRK if:

  • You’re 18 years or older
  • You haven’t experienced any significant changes in your vision prescription in the past six months to a year
  • You’re in good health and do not have any serious eye conditions
  • Your corneas are too thin or unusually shaped, or you are prone to dry eye problems
  • You’re at a higher risk of flap-related complications because of your occupation or normal activities (e.g., you are a professional athlete or a first responder).
  • Take our online laser eye surgery self-test to get a preview of your PRK suitability

Your visual results and well-being depend on the expertise of your Brisbane laser eye surgeon. Dr. Russell offers:

  • Experience. Dr. Russell has done more than 20,000 vision procedures
  • A genuine investment in your health and well-being. Dr. Russell will be candid with you and recommend what he feels is right for your needs and goals. If he does not believe you would benefit from PRK or TransPRK, he can recommend a suitable alternative
  • A caring and personable demeanour. Dr. Russell will take the time to educate you about your options and answer all of your questions
  • Leading technology. Dr. Russell uses technology (including the technology that makes all-laser no-touch TransPRK possible) that can make your treatment safer, more comfortable and more precise.

PRK is similar to LASIK in that it uses laser energy to reshape the cornea to treat refractive errors permanently.

One key difference is that LASIK involves the creation of a corneal flap, and PRK does not.

PRK is an outpatient procedure, so you can return home the same day as surgery. Before surgery, we will numb your eyes with drops, so you do not feel any pain during the procedure. We also provide oral medication to help you feel relaxed and comfortable.

Removing the top layer of the cornea

Instead of creating a flap in the top layer of corneal tissue, Dr. Russell loosens the surface cells and removes them to expose the tissue that needs to be reshaped.

Unlike with conventional surface laser methods like LASEK, Epi-LASIK and PRK, with TransPRK the eye is not touched with any instrument.3

Instead, the SCHWIND AMARIS laser removes the epithelium, without suction, flap, or blade, and without the use of blunt alcohol. This touch-free procedure is non-invasive, safe, and gentle to the eye.

Reshaping the cornea

Dr. Russell then uses an excimer laser to carefully reshape the cornea’s curvature. After the TransPRK, he places a bandage contact lens over the eye.

It takes slightly longer to recover from PRK than TransPRK, which takes slightly longer than LASIK because the surface cells of the cornea need to regenerate. Your vision should be good enough to resume work, driving and the rest of your normal activities within a week of surgery.

Trans-PRK may offer a safe, less painful, and effective alternative to alcohol-assisted PRK in the treatment of mild and moderate myopia, especially in cases of thin cornea.4Transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy versus conventional alcohol-assisted photorefractive keratectomy for correction of mild and moderate myopia, Waleed A Ghobashy, Mohamed E Shahin, Karem A Kolkailah

Both PRK and TransPRK allows you to do the things you love without worrying about glasses or contacts. For best laser eye surgery results, you should trust your care to an experienced laser eye surgeon, like Dr. Matthew Russell.

Book a free assessment today. You can book online or call us to arrange an appointment. Assessments are free and suitable candidates all meet with highly sought-after LASIK and TransPRK surgeon, Dr. Matthew Russell before they commit to laser eye surgery.

WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON MAINTAINING THE HIGHEST CLINICAL STANDARDS OF CLEANLINESS AND HYGIENE

When you visit VSON, you can rest assured knowing that we have taken every precaution possible to ensure your safety. We are screening every visitor to the clinic, operating a one-patient-at-a-time policy and disinfecting all surfaces between each patient visit.

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WHO CAN LASER EYE SURGERY HELP?

Find the laser eye surgery option right for your age. We offer unique solutions for each stage of life

Tired of missing out because you need glasses and contact lenses to see clearly?

Do your glasses prevent you from looking your very best?

We know how it feels to have glasses and contact lenses get in the way of what you most want out of life. That’s why we offer a free assessment in Brisbane to help you make an informed choice about laser eye surgery.

After you’ve had our assessment, you’ll enjoy the clarity and confidence you need to know – without a doubt – if laser eye surgery is right for you.

Do your glasses make you look years older than you actually feel?

Life needn’t go downhill the second you hit some magic number. Why spend half a lifetime in reading glasses when a 20-minute treatment can get you out of them for good?

These days, people in their 40s and 50s are living as actively as their kids. That’s why we offer specific treatments for people whose eyes are changing as they age.

Book an assessment in Brisbane, and we’ll guide you towards the right treatment for you.

Seeking to ditch your lifetime of glasses and contact lenses for good?

Armed with varifocals, bifocals, reading specs, contact lenses and everything else – it can sometimes feel like you’re carrying around a pharmacy in your pockets or purse.

We appreciate how you’ve probably got better things to do than have to worry about your declining vision. Visit us for a free assessment, and you too can join the hundreds of thousands that experience spectacle-free vision from morning till night regardless of age.

TAKE THE FIRST STEP TO SELF-RELIANT VISION FROM THE SAFETY OF YOUR HOME

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LASER EYE SURGERY…

Educate yourself further about laser eye surgery

A guide to LASIK, what it can treat, as well as details on the procedure itself. Click here for more information.

A direct comparison of PRK vs LASIK eye surgery including the pros and cons of each. Click here for more information.

An informative article on PRK, what the procedure is used for and how it is performed. Click here for more information.

A WebMD article and explanation of LASIK eye surgery. Click here for more information.

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ABOUT THE EXPERT

Dr. Matthew Russell

MBChB, FRANZCO

Laser eye surgery specialist

My combination of education, training and experience positions me to provide optimal results for patients of all ages. I have a passion for helping my patients enjoy the clear, high-definition vision they need to live rich and active lives. Now, I’ve hand-picked a team of professionals for my laser eye surgery clinic in Brisbane that share my passion and commitment to exceptional care.

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