Transepithelial PhotoRefractive Keratectomy (or TransPRK for short), represents a very recent iteration of laser refractive surgery. It is a non-invasive, no blade surface based procedure; a safer procedure that is suitable for almost everyone, especially if you have been rejected for LASIK. With TransPRK, there is no need to create a cornea flap.
Due to the advancements in technology, it is now possible to conduct the TransPRK surgery in a one step, no touch procedure with the use of the SCHWIND Amaris laser. Using the TransPRK mode, the laser first removes the surface epithelial cells with the Excimer laser, and then proceeds immediately with the same laser to remodel the cornea for the refractive correction. Performing surgery in this manner allows all-laser PRK to be carried out in a very short time with minimal manipulation of the eye and in a very gentle way.