It is now possible to perform “no touch” laser eye surgery with the SCHWIND AMARIS® laser.
This is the only surface treatment where the eye doesn’t require contact with a surgical instrument.
Resulting in a smaller wound surface to give a quicker recovery time.
TransPRK is a new one-step, incision-free procedure. Using the one laser to re-shape the cornea precisely and painlessly. Our state-of-the-art laser concentrates a ‘cool’ ultraviolet light beam and high-energy pulses that tracks and treats the cornea in less than one minute.
Unlike LASIK, the TransPRK laser has no incision or flap cut into the eye.
After the laser has re-contoured the cornea, clear contact lenses are placed to reduce discomfort during the healing stage and provide protection for the eye. The contact lenses are usually removed 3-4 days after laser treatment at our post-operative check up. The Sydney Eye Clinic will provide the necessary medication to minimise any discomfort during your recovery.
Is TransPRK right for you?
If your answer is yes to the below summary of what TransPRK can offer, then YES, you should consider it!
• No touch – all laser no surgical instruments – so it’s safe.
• More precisely and easily than manual PRK – so it’s accurate.
• The wound surface is usually smaller – so it can heal quicker
• Overall treatment time is shortened – so it’s more comfortable.
• It minimises further the risks of corneal dehydration – so less dry eyes.
• Safe, Gentle and Precise
In just one step, the epithelium is removed and the refractive correction performed. This shortens the treatment time considerably, minimising the risk of corneal dehydration. Due to the smaller wound area, healing is faster than with manual methods.
TransPRK is suitable for all laser candidates wishing to see clearly. It is ideal for active and athletic people, and for professions where sharp vision is needed. TransPRK is also a good treatment option for patients with thin, pathological or irregular corneas.
TransPRK is easy and time-saving in use.
Now that you’ve read all about the TransPRK that we offer at the Sydney Eye Clinic. It’s over to you to make the decision to take the next step.
Your decision making process
Deciding to have laser correction surgery is a personal decision that should be based on your individual needs and goals.
Here are some things to consider when deciding if laser correction surgery is right for you:
Your current vision: TransPRK is most effective in people who have stable vision. If your vision is still changing, you may need to wait until it stabilizes.
Your age: TransPRK is generally not recommended for people under the age of 18, as the eye is still developing and the risk of complications is higher.
Your overall health: TransPRK is generally safe, but it may not be suitable for people with certain medical conditions or who take certain medications. Our eye surgeon will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery based on your overall health.
Your lifestyle and goals: TransPRK can improve vision and reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. However, it is not a guarantee, and you may still need to wear glasses or contacts for certain activities or in certain lighting conditions. It is important to have realistic expectations about the results of surgery and to discuss them with our eye surgeon.
If you are considering TransPRK, it is important to consult with our laser eye consultants who can assess your eyes and determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. The eye doctor can also provide more information about the risks and benefits of the surgery and help you make an informed decision.
What is your motivating factors?
There are several motivations that may lead people to have Laser Vision Correction:
Poor vision: People with poor vision may be motivated to have laser eye surgery to improve their vision and reduce their dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
Convenience: TransPRK is a quick and relatively safe procedure with no cuts or flaps, and it allows people to go about their activities with great safety and the knowledge of long term stability.
Tired: This may be an appealing option for people who are tired of the inconvenience of wearing glasses or contacts.
Self-confidence: Some people may feel self-conscious about their appearance when wearing glasses or contacts, and may seek TransPRK surgery to improve their self-confidence and enhance their appearance.
Sports and activities: People who participate in sports or other physical activities may be motivated to have TransPRK surgery to improve their performance. Glasses and contacts can be inconvenient or even dangerous in certain activities, and TransPRK can provide a more permanent solution.
Career advancement: Some people may feel that their glasses or contacts are holding them back in their career, and may seek TransPRK surgery to improve their appearance and increase their professional confidence.