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What is Trans-PRK?

Trans-PRK is a type of laser eye surgery. It is a further development of PRK which is especially a good alternative for people with thin corneas who are not eligible for treatment with Femto-LASIK. Trans-PRK is particularly suitable for the treatment of myopia and astigmatism. Correction of hypermetropia is also possible with low diopter values.

We offer Trans-PRK laser eye surgery in our London clinic.

Quite simply

The Trans-PRK procedure in four steps

Your Trans-PRK surgery at betterview in London takes place in four simple steps:

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Preliminary exam

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In a free and non-binding preliminary examination, we determine whether and which laser eye treatment - Trans-PRK or Femto-LASIK - is suitable for you. In particular, we take a look at your cornea, eye lenses and corrective devices. The preliminary exam takes about 30 minutes. The examination will take place at our laser eye surgery in London.


Primary exam

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The primary exam takes about 45 minutes and is also free of charge with no obligation. Our surgeons will conduct any other necessary examinations to ensure the best possible treatment for your needs.


Trans-PRK surgery

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First, your eyes will be treated with numbing drops. First, the uppermost corneal layer of the eye (epithelium) is ablated using state-of-the-art laser technology. The correction of the refractive error can then be performed, also by laser. The Trans-PRK procedure takes less than 15 minutes for both eyes.


Follow-up visits

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The epithelium grows back within three to five days of treatment. After five days, a first follow-up visit will take place in order to examine the healing of your eyes and the progress of your visual acuity in detail.

Laser eye treatment with TransPRK

TransPRK explained

Here is the video content on the requirements, the procedure and the benefits of a TransPRK treatment.

Procedure TransPRK

Watch the video to find out how a TransPRK treatment works.

Laser eye treatment with TransPRK

Find out all about the TransPRK treatment method.

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What you need

Am I a good candidate for laser eye surgery with Trans-PRK?

Trans-PRK is an excellent alternative to Femto-LASIK, the most commonly used laser eye surgery method, especially for thin corneas and high ametropia. It is also particularly gentle for dry eyes.

The following conditions should apply to you:

  • Shortsightedness, astigmatism or slight farsightedness
  • Myopia up to -8 diopters
  • Astigmatism up to 6 diopters
  • Farsightedness up to +3 diopters
  • You are of legal age
  • Your eyes are healthy

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Advantages of the Trans-PRK

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100% vision

In most cases, 100% vision can be achieved with Trans-PRK. If full vision is not achieved, laser vision correction can usually be repeated in a second treatment.

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Your eyes will be treated exclusively with the laser. Trans-PRK is thus completely contact-free, which enables the highest level of precision.

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Treatment in just 15 minutes

The actual correction with the laser takes only a few seconds per eye. After about 15 minutes, the treatment is already completed on both eyes.

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Maximum safety

Trans-PRK is performed using the latest laser technology. The eye tracker automatically switches off the laser at the slightest eye movement.

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During a 30-minute, no-obligation, free initial consultation on site, we'll find out whether you can have your vision corrected with a laser and which treatment option is best for you.

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Frequently asked questions about Trans-PRK

Here you can find the most important questions and answers about betterview. If your question cannot be answered here, please feel free to contact us.

Which is best, Trans-PRK or Femto-LASIK?

Femto-LASIK is the most commonly used eye laser method. It is completely painless, the healing time is extremely short and full vision is achieved the very next day. With Trans-PRK, the healing process takes somewhat longer - it is therefore used in particular as an alternative to Femto-LASIK, for example in cases of thin corneas and high ametropia. Find more information about Trans-PRK vs Femto-LASIK and suitability for laser eye surgery on our blog.

What is the difference between Trans-PRK and PRK?

The Trans-PRK is a further development of the PRK method. The biggest difference is that Trans-PRK is performed with no contact at all - only the laser works on the cornea. It is therefore also referred to as No-Touch PRK. In classic PRK, on the other hand, the top layer of the cornea is not removed automatically with the laser, but manually.

When will I be able to see clearly after Trans-PRK?

After Trans-PRK surgery you can expect a recovery time of 4-6 weeks until your eyes are completely healed and the full visual performance is achieved. However, about 5 days after the procedure, most of those treated are ready to return to work and can drive again.

How long do Trans-PRK results last?

The results of laser vision correction with Trans-PRK usually last for a lifetime. However, it should be noted that the treatment does not protect against the development of further refractive errors. Presbyopia in particular, which begins around the age of 45, can make a visual aid necessary again or, alternatively, be permanently corrected with a refractive lens fitting.

What side effects can occur after Trans-PRK?

Trans-PRK is considered an exceedingly safe laser treatment, with very few side effects such as light sensitivity, watery and red eyes, and a gritty feeling. In the first few days after treatment, vision may vary slightly and be blurred. Slight pain may also occur in the treated eye, but this can be treated well with eye drops or analgesics.

How much does Trans-PKR cost?

Trans-PRK treatment costs vary depending on the provider. At betterview, our laser eye surgery procedure in London costs £1,990 – per eye. This fixed price includes all aspects of treatment including a 3-year warranty. The preliminary and main examinations at betterview are free of charge and without obligation - you only pay if you actually decide to undergo the treatment. Instalment payments are also an option.


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