Corneal shield speeds visual recovery after PRK, LASIK

Use of a corneal shield improves the speed at which vision recovers after laser vision correction, according to a speaker at Hawaiian Eye. “Today’s post-PRK visual challenge is a great one,” Marguerite McDonald, MD, FACS, told colleagues, adding that it takes at least 4 days postoperatively for vision to reach a functional level. “[Patients] have blurry vision, they have hazy vision, and the refraction changes all over the place.”

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