Trans-PRK (Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy) in Singapore
What is Safesight TransPRK?
Safe Sight TransPRK is an advanced vision correction procedure from epiLASIK. It is a safe, non-invasive and surface-based treatment method which does not require the eye surgeon to cut a corneal flap. With new advances in technology today, Safe Sight TransPRK can eliminate some of the risks in the standard LASIK (cut, flap and zap) procedure such as flap-related medical complications.
How Does Safe Sight TransPRK Work?
Safe Sight TransPRK is a true all laser, one-step no touch laser vision correction procedure as compared to the conventional cut-and-flap LASIK. unlike LASIK, it completely eliminates flap-related medical complications and dry eyes problem.
We use the high-tech, advanced Schwind Amaris 1050RS excimer laser. The Schwind Amaris 1050RS laser is the world’s fastest laser machine, equipped with a zero-latency eye tracker. It is also the only laser technology with the ability to track all 7-dimensionals of eye movements, resulting in fast and accurate treatment.
First, the Schwind Amaris laser gently ablates the surface epithelium cells. (Patient looks ahead at a green blinking fixation light)
Second, the Schwind Amaris laser goes on to reshape the cornea curvature to correct the patient’s myopia in one seamless step. (Patient simply continues to fixate gaze on green blinking light)
Third, doctor would then place a bandaged contact lens over the patient’s eye. Patient wears the contact lenses for about 5 days.
Fourth, cornea epithelium regenerates itself in 3 – 5 days with the help of the high-oxygen content soft lens which acts as an artificial flap. Contact lenses are then removed by the eye surgeon during the follow up review.