No Touch Laser (TransPRK) - A Revolutionary Laser Vision Correction Procedure

Are you tired of dealing with glasses or contact lenses? No Touch Laser (TransPRK) may be the solution you're looking for. This revolutionary laser vision correction procedure offers numerous benefits, including a shorter recovery time, no flap creation, and less risk of complications.

What is No Touch Laser (TransPRK)?

No Touch Laser, also known as TransPRK, is a laser vision correction procedure that uses a laser to remove the outer layer of the cornea, known as the epithelium. This allows the laser to reshape the underlying corneal tissue to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Unlike other laser vision correction procedures, such as LASIK, No Touch Laser does not require the creation of a corneal flap. Instead, the epithelium is removed with a laser, and the cornea is reshaped using another laser. This makes the procedure less invasive and reduces the risk of complications.


Benefits of No Touch Laser (TransPRK)

No Flap Creation: No Touch Laser does not require the creation of a corneal flap, reducing the risk of complications and allowing for a faster recovery time.
Better for Certain Patients: No Touch Laser may be a better option for patients with thinner corneas or certain eye conditions that make flap creation more difficult.
No Risk of Flap Complications: Since there is no flap creation, there is no risk of flap complications such as flap dislocation or wrinkling.
Less Risk of Dry Eye: No Touch Laser may be a better option for patients with dry eye, as it does not disrupt the corneal nerves that are responsible for tear production.




Disadvantages of No Touch Laser (TransPRK)

Longer Recovery Time: The recovery time for No Touch Laser is typically longer than other laser vision correction procedures, as the epithelium needs time to regenerate.
More Discomfort During Recovery: Since the epithelium is removed during the procedure, patients may experience more discomfort during the initial recovery period.
Increased Risk of Haze: Some patients may experience a temporary haze or cloudiness in their vision during the recovery period.


Who is a good candidate for No Touch Laser (TransPRK)?

No Touch Laser may be a good option for patients who:

•Have thin corneas or certain eye conditions that make flap creation more difficult

•Have dry eye syndrome

•Are not good candidates for LASIK or other flap-based laser vision correction procedures


What to expect during the procedure

The No Touch Laser procedure takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete for both eyes. During the procedure, the epithelium is removed using a laser, and the cornea is reshaped using another laser. Patients may experience some discomfort during the procedure, but it is generally well-tolerated with the use of numbing eye drops. After the surgery, we will place contact lenses on your eyes to protect the area and support healing for the first few days.


What to expect during the recovery period

After the procedure, patients may experience some discomfort and sensitivity to light. The epithelium will regenerate over the course of a few days to a week, and patients will need to use eye drops to aid in the healing process. It may take several weeks for patients to achieve their final visual outcome.


Is No Touch Laser (TransPRK) right for you?

If you're interested in No Touch Laser (TransPRK), schedule a consultation with CatchLife Eye to determine if this procedure is right for you. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks and benefits to consider, and our Dr. Selim Güldiken can help you make an informed decision about your vision correction options.


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F.A.Q.


1-Is the No Touch Laser (TransPRK) procedure painful?

No, the No Touch Laser (TransPRK) procedure is not typically painful. During the procedure, patients may feel some slight pressure or discomfort, but local anesthesia is used to minimize any discomfort. However, in the first few days after the procedure, it is common for patients to experience some discomfort, burning, or itching in their eyes. Your surgeon will provide you with post-operative care instructions and prescribe medication to help manage any discomfort during the healing process.


2- Is No Touch Laser (TransPRK) safe?

Yes, No Touch Laser (TransPRK) is generally considered safe and effective, with a low risk of complications. As with any surgery, there are potential risks and side effects, but these can be minimized through proper screening and follow-up care.


3- How long does the recovery process take after No Touch Laser (TransPRK)?

The recovery period for No Touch Laser varies, but most patients can expect to see significant improvement within the first few days after the procedure. However, it's important to note that full healing can take several weeks to several months. During this time, our coordinators will be there for you 24/7 to provide support and guidance. It's important to follow your surgeon's post-operative care instructions closely to ensure optimal healing and results. If you have any concerns or questions during your recovery, don't hesitate to contact us at CatchLife Eye. We're here to support you every step of the way.


4-Can both eyes be treated at the same time with No Touch Laser (TransPRK)?

Yes, both eyes can be treated at the same time with No Touch Laser (TransPRK).


5-How long does the procedure take?

The procedure typically takes about 5-10 minutes in total for both eyes.


6- What are the potential risks of No Touch Laser (TransPRK)?

The potential risks of No Touch Laser (TransPRK) include dry eye, glare, halos, reduced vision, and infection. However, these risks are rare and can be minimized through proper screening and follow-up care.


7- How do I prepare for No Touch Laser (TransPRK) surgery?

To prepare for No Touch Laser (TransPRK) surgery, you should stop wearing contact lenses and avoid using eye makeup for a certain period of time before the procedure. Your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions to follow before your surgery.


8- Can I wear contact lenses before or after No Touch Laser (TransPRK)?

You should not wear contact lenses for a certain period of time before or after No Touch Laser (TransPRK) surgery, as they can affect the accuracy of your vision correction.


9- How soon after No Touch Laser (TransPRK) surgery can I return to work or other normal activities?

Most patients can return to work or other normal activities within a few days after No Touch Laser (TransPRK) surgery, but it's important to follow your surgeon's post-operative care instructions closely to ensure optimal healing and results.


10- What's the difference between No Touch Laser (TransPRK), LASIK, and LASEK?

No Touch Laser (TransPRK) is a specific type of laser vision correction procedure that uses only lasers to reshape the cornea. LASIK is a type of laser vision correction that involves creating a corneal flap with a microkeratome blade, then using a laser to reshape the cornea underneath the flap. LASEK is a similar procedure to LASIK, but instead of creating a flap, the surgeon loosens the epithelium (the outermost layer of the cornea) with alcohol and then uses a laser to reshape the cornea. No Touch Laser is a bladeless, all-laser approach that eliminates the need for a corneal flap or alcohol solution, making it a faster, safer and less invasive procedure.


11- Will I still need to wear glasses or contacts after No Touch Laser (TransPRK)?

Many patients who undergo No Touch Laser (TransPRK) achieve 20/20 vision or better without the need for glasses or contact lenses. However, the results may vary depending on the patient's specific eye condition, age, and other factors. Some patients may still need glasses or contacts for certain activities, such as reading or driving at night.


12- Is there a minimum or maximum age limit for No Touch Laser (TransPRK)?

There is no specific age limit for No Touch Laser (TransPRK), but patients should be at least 18 years old and have stable vision for at least one year. In addition, patients should be in good health and have no underlying medical conditions that may affect the healing process.


13- What are the most common side effects of No Touch Laser (TransPRK)?

The most common side effects of No Touch Laser (TransPRK) include dry eyes, sensitivity to light, glare, and halos around lights at night. These side effects are usually temporary and can be managed with medications and post-operative care. It is important to discuss any concerns with your surgeon and follow their instructions closely during the healing process.


14- What should I do if I experience any unusual symptoms or side effects after No Touch Laser (TransPRK) surgery?

If you experience any unusual symptoms or side effects after No Touch Laser (TransPRK) surgery, such as increased sensitivity to light, dry eyes, or temporary blurred vision, it's important to contact your surgeon or coordinator at CatchLife Eye right away. They will be able to evaluate your symptoms and provide guidance on how to manage them. In most cases, these symptoms will resolve on their own as you continue to heal.


15- Can No Touch Laser (TransPRK) be performed on patients with dry eye syndrome?

No Touch Laser (TransPRK) can be performed on patients with dry eye syndrome, but the surgeon will carefully evaluate the patient's condition and may recommend additional treatment or management of the dry eye before the procedure. In some cases, the procedure may not be recommended if the patient has severe or uncontrolled dry eye.


16- How does No Touch Laser (TransPRK) work for patients with astigmatism?

No Touch Laser (TransPRK) can be used to correct astigmatism by reshaping the cornea to create a more symmetrical shape. The laser is programmed to remove more tissue from certain areas of the cornea to create a more uniform curvature.


17- Are there any long-term effects of No Touch Laser (TransPRK)?

No Touch Laser (TransPRK) has been proven to be a safe and effective procedure with minimal long-term effects. However, as with any surgical procedure, there is a small risk of complications. It's important to follow your surgeon's post-operative care instructions closely to minimize any potential risks and to attend all scheduled follow-up appointments. If you have any concerns or questions about your vision after the procedure, don't hesitate to contact us at CatchLife Eye for support and guidance.


18- How soon after No Touch Laser (TransPRK) surgery can I drive?

It is recommended that patients wait until their vision has stabilized and they are no longer experiencing any discomfort or vision disturbances before driving. This usually takes about 1-2 weeks after the procedure, but it is important to follow your surgeon's post-operative instructions closely.


19- Can No Touch Laser (TransPRK) correct presbyopia?

No, No Touch Laser (TransPRK) is not designed to correct presbyopia, which is a natural aging process that affects near vision. However, there are other surgical options such as lens replacement or monovision LASIK that may be suitable for presbyopia correction.


20- Is it safe to wear makeup after having No Touch Laser (TransPRK) surgery?

To minimize the risk of infection and allow the eyes to properly heal after No Touch Laser (TransPRK), we recommend that you avoid wearing makeup for at least one month after the procedure. This includes eye makeup such as mascara, eyeliner, and eye shadow. Additionally, it's important to avoid using any facial creams or lotions around the eyes for the first few weeks after the procedure. Following these guidelines will help to ensure the best possible results and minimize the risk of complications.