When will you start to see PRK results?

Dr. Matthew Russell reveals when you will see PRK results

Vision improvement after PRK, maybe noticeable immediately following the procedure.

During the few hours after the operation, there’s a contact lens in place and the vision is a little smokey, a little hazy, but you know that you’re seeing much, much better than you did before, without glasses. The vision tends to become quite blurred though while the surface layer of the cornea is healing. Over the next two to three days, the vision can be quite hazy and quite blurry, and that’s quite normal. And then it really starts to improve, so by about a week after surgery, you’ve had about 80% of the recovery of vision has occurred. And then it takes up to about six to eight weeks before the vision is really finally stabilized, and you’ve got the vision that you wanted to get after having the procedure done. However, you must be asking yourself how long will the PRK results last? Find out more here!

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Dr. Matthew Russell


Laser eye and cataract surgery specialist

With over 15 years of experience, I enjoy the privilege of helping patients of all ages reclaim clear vision or preserve it for as long as possible.

Vision correction and high-precision cataract surgery hinge on the expertise and skill set of the provider who also has access to the most precise tools for the job. Ophthalmic surgeons like me know how to make treatment safe, comfortable and positive for the patient. They know how to minimise the risk of complications and maximise successful outcomes.

I understand that medical and surgical eye care is a serious undertaking. I take the time to address whatever questions and concerns you might have. I believe everyone’s eyes are unique and require a customised solution tailored to your needs and goals.

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 have hand-picked a team of professionals that share my passion and commitment to exceptional care.

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