Brussels Eye Center

COMPARATIVE TABLE OF DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES OF REFRACTORY SURGERY

Comparative table RK(no longer practiced)PRK
LASEK
TransPRK
LASIK
FEMTOLASIK
Treatment
Customised with wavefront or corneal
aberrometry

Lasik surgery.
PRK
Clinical backgroundEarly 70Early 90 (PRK-Lasek)

Early 2010 (PRK-Lasek)
Early 1995 (Lasik)

Early 2004 (Femtolasik)
Early 2002
One-day surgeryYesYesYesYes
Anaesthesia with eye drops YesYesYesYes
Time in surgery10 min/eye10 min/eye10 min/eye15 min/eye
Delay between each eye’s surgeryA few days1 weekSame day 
or few days
Same day
or few days
Pain during surgeryNoNoNoNo
Post-operative painModerate, during 24hYes 2 to 3 days (PRK-Lasek)

Yes 1 to 2 days (transPRK)
NoNo
Post-operative treatment 1 month1 month
painkillers
for 2 to 3 days 
1 week1 week
Medical suspension of work2 days1 week1 day1 day
Eye weakeningYesNoNoNo
Visual recovery for 2 to 3 days1 to 2 weeks24 h24 h
Infectious risks WeakRare 1/4000Exceptional 1/5000Exceptional 1/5000
Contact lens wearingDifficultYesYesYes

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