Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)


At Planet LASIK, we demystify vision correction procedures. PRK, or photorefractive keratectomy, is a remarkable solution for clearer vision. It is a laser eye surgery designed to reshape the cornea and rectify refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It’s like fine-tuning your camera lens for life’s vibrant details. During PRK surgery, the outermost corneal layer is gently brushed aside, exposing the cornea’s core. A cool laser beam works its magic, sculpting the cornea with precision. Recovery is a journey, not a sprint, as the cornea regenerates its protective layer. While immediate visual improvement might take a short breather, the end result – sharper, crisper vision – is entirely worth the wait.

At Planet LASIK, we’re all about providing you with down-to-earth, clear-cut insights. PRK eye surgery isn’t a quick fix, but neither is it rocket science. Our skilled team will guide you through the process, ensuring you know exactly what to expect at every step of the treatment journey. So, if you’re ready to embrace a world of sharper sights, PRK procedure might just be your ticket to visual discovery. Get in touch with us to embark on this journey – because at Planet LASIK, we’re your co-pilots to better vision, all the way.

Benefits of PRK

PRK treatment isn’t about instant transformations, but it’s about steady, significant improvements that bring life into focus. Imagine a life without the fuss of glasses or the daily routine of inserting contact lenses. PRK laser eye surgery offers exactly that – a chance to bid farewell to visual aids and embrace the world with unobstructed eyes. With the precision of advanced laser technology, PRK reshapes the cornea, addressing nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. As a result, you gain a life where road signs, book pages, and the faces of loved ones become vividly clear.

When it comes to downtime, PRK surgery takes a breather. The initial recovery period might be a little longer compared to some other advanced procedures, as the outermost corneal layer regenerates. But patience pays off, and the end result is well worth it. Steadier vision and reduced dependence on corrective lenses are just around the corner.

At Planet LASIK, we’re all about realistic expectations. PRK laser surgery isn’t a miracle worker, but it’s a reliable, proven method to enhance your visual experience. Our seasoned medical team will guide you through the journey, from pre-op discussions to post-op follow-ups, ensuring you’re informed at every step of the way.

Say hello to a life where spontaneous adventures don’t require you to reach for glasses or fumble with lenses. Say goodbye to the limitations that corrective eyewear can impose. PRK refractive surgery is your passport to a life where crisp vision is the new normal. Ready to take the plunge? Reach out to us at Planet LASIK, and let’s embark on this transformative voyage together.

PRK Eye Surgery Cost

Photorefractive keratectomy offers an investment in clearer vision without the daily hassle of glasses or contacts. PRK eye surgery cost can vary based on several factors, such as the complexity of your prescription, the technology used, and the geographical location of the eye care center. Our dedicated team at Planet LASIK is here to provide you with a transparent view of the financial side of things. On average, PRK eye surgery cost around INR 45,000. This figure is a general estimation and may shift based on the unique aspects of your vision correction journey.

The value of PRK extends beyond financial considerations. Imagine a life where you wake up with clear vision and no need for corrective eyewear. Freedom from the routine of glasses or contacts can be truly liberating. While PRK might not be the least expensive option upfront, its lasting benefits make it an investment in a better quality of life.

At Planet LASIK, we stand by our commitment to keeping you well-informed. Our mission is to guide you through the PRK process, providing insights into costs, benefits, and expectations. If you’re ready to explore the possibility of a life with unobstructed vision, reach out to us. Let’s embark on this journey together, with a clear vision of costs and outcomes every step of the way.



The specialist will have your eyesight tested.

If you wear contact lenses, you will be asked to discontinue wearing them for a few days (in case of soft contact lenses) and a few weeks (for rigid gas permeable lenses) prior to the assessment/screening.

You may be also prescribed antibiotic eye drops that need to be started 3-4 days before the procedure.


5-10 minutes per eye is all it takes to perfect your vision with PRK. You may be administered anaesthetic eye drops before beginning.

An eyelid holder/speculum will be positioned on each eye to keep you from blinking.

The corneal surface cells will then be removed with the help of a laser/spatula.

Then, the laser programmed specifically to match your eye measurements will reshape the cornea.

A non-prescription, clear contact lens is placed as a bandage on each eye.


Post procedure, you will return home after resting at the hospital. Do not schedule anything else for that day as you need to rest well to speed up recovery.

The specialist may need to see you a day after the procedure to assess the results and your level of comfort.

Let the specialist know if the bandage lenses fall off or get dislodged.

You will have to return within a week to have them removed from the eyes.

NOTE: Do not rub your eyes, especially for the first 3-5 days. If you experience pain or notice any sudden decrease in vision, contact your specialist without delay.A few routine eye checkups will be done to ensure everything is perfect.


Are you eligible for LASIK? Let’s find out!

In order to go for PRK, you must:

  • Be 18-45 years of age
  • Your refractive error should be stable for at least a year
  • Have a refractive error between -12 and +6D (You will know that through tests)
  • Have a healthy cornea (You will know that through a quick test at the centre)
  • Not have any medical condition that affects the ability to heal

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How long does PRK take?

The entire PRK or Photorefractive Keratectomy gets completed in just 15 minutes. The cornea reshapement usually takes up to 5 minutes.

Is PRK safe?

PRK is a tested procedure with a proven track record of success & is entirely safe. About 90% of the people opting for PRK have 20/20 vision without contact lenses or glasses after a year of the procedure & about 95% of the people have 20/40 vision or better without contacts or glasses.

Does PRK hurt?

Your specialist will apply numbing eye drops prior to the procedure to block any feeling of pain. While the threshold for discomfort is unique for each, most people do not report the process as painful. As the epithelial cells regenerate in your eye, there can be temporary discomfort, including throbbing or pain. The expert will advise a pain medication to control these.

Can I have PRK on both eyes?

Yes. You can have the procedure on both eyes or just one eye, according to your preference.

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