This powerpoint presentation is a study by Augenklink Aschaffenberg about TransPRK using the SCHWIND Amaris Excimer Lasers, as well as the differences between TransPRK, LASIK and PRK. It explains that TransPRK is a one-step, no-touch surface ablation which has similar long term effects as LASIK and PRK. It also conducted a survey on the different possible complications such as slow epithelial healing, pain and haze.
Results showed that epithelial healing was relatively fast, with the assistance of a protective contact lens. Pain was also not an issue; and there were no complaints about haze out of the 565 patients. The results obtained also stabilised 1 month post-surgery.
Some important points to take note of were that firstly, it was essential that intensive advice is needed on what type of surgery is best suited for you. Secondly, with the correct and most up-to-date technology, TransPRK is more low risk than LASIK due to the lack of flap creation. Also, the time of rehabilitation would be estimated to be around 2 weeks to 4 months, relatively slower than LASIK. Most importantly, it was concluded that sequential (corrective) surgery was possible.