Laser eye surgery without incisions
-Touch Trans-PRK laser eye surgery is an extremely gentle procedure that does not involve the use of any incisions and a flap. Transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (Trans PRK) is a progression of PRK and LASIK.
What’s different: No-Touch Trans-PRK does not involve making an incision into the cornea.
This is because the surface of the cornea is instead removed using ultra-modern laser technology, which means that your eye will not be touched with any mechanical devices.
This makes this revolutionary treatment method extremely precise and gentle on tissue.
No-Touch Trans-PRK is suitable in particular for patients with thin corneas who are not suitable for LASIK surgery infrage kommen.
No-Touch Trans-PRK is suitable in particular for patients who are short-sighted and have irregular corneas. It can only be used to correct low-dioptre farsightedness.
- Short-sightedness up to max. -6 dioptre
- Farsightedness up to max. +3 dioptre
- Astigmatism (irregular cornea) up to max. -5 dioptre
Just as in femto Lasik, patients have to meet the following requirements in order to be able to undergo No-Touch Trans-PRK:
- Minimum age of 18
- No severe eye diseases
- Not suitable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
- No changes to defective vision over the past two years
No-Touch Trans-PRK: Procedure and surgery steps:
Step 1: Once the eye has been anesthetised and fixated, the upper layer of the cornea (epithelium) is removed with a precision excimer laser.
Step 2: While doing so, the laser is simultaneously used to remove the appropriate tissue in the corneal bed. Thanks to the fact that this procedure does not involve direct contact with the eye, the risk of infection is minimal.
Step 3: The last step involves covering the laser-treaded area with a contact lens. This contact lens acts like a plaster and protects the eye until the epithelium has healed. This generally takes about 3 days, after which the contact lens is removed again.
No-Touch Trans-PRK: Costs
No-Touch Trans-PRK surgery costs around € 1.250 per eye. The exact costs are determined separately for each patient.
No-Touch Trans-PRK: Advantages
In contrast to its predecessors, this laser eye surgery procedure does not involve any incisions or removal of the outer layer of the cornea by mechanical means. This makes it possible to use No-Touch Trans-PRK on patients with thin corneas and who are consequently not suitable for other methods.
Since No-Touch Trans-PRK only involves the use of lasers to remove the top layer of the cornea, there is also no risk of complications associated with a flap.
No-Touch Trans-PRK is associated with a very low risk of complications. Last but not least: The entire procedure only takes a few minutes to complete.
Advantages at a glance:
- A procedure that does not involve any direct contact
- Low risk of complications
- Short recovery time
- Less pain after the procedure
- Only takes a few minutes to complete
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No-touch-Trans-PRK laser treatment is available throughout Germany in lasik germany® centres in Hamburg, Oberhausen, Munich and Stuttgart.