Patients who undergo photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) eye surgery can anticipate initial recovery to take approximately one week.
Your vision may continue to improve for up to six months following therapy. In order to reshape your cornea, your surgeon will remove the epithelium, the thin layer of tissue that forms the outermost layer of your eye, during the process.
As you recover, this layer will regrow over your altered cornea, resulting in improved eyesight.
Despite the difference in the initial healing phase, the PRK eye surgery recovery period is comparable to that of LASIK, and both procedures produce comparable results.