Conventional laser treatments are required your eye to be “touched”.
There is no contact between the device and eye in the laser treatment performed with this method. The patient is enough to look at a remote light source within seconds for the treatment.
What is the difference between the TransPRK (No Touch) method and other laser treatment methods?
In classical treatment LASIK and intra-LASIK techniques, the corneal tissue in the eye is cut using a special knife or laser and then treated. In PRK technique, anterior wall of eye is rendered by alcohol and stripped. Then, the treatment is carried out. These procedures are not performed in No Touch Therapy in which treatment is completed in single step. In this method, it is sufficient to look at a distant light source for less than 50 seconds. This method reduces the risk of operative progressive thinning of cornea and development of high astigmatism – both of which are also called as ectasia – which can be developed after LASIK and femto-second (intraLASIK, i-LASIK) treatments, to almost zero. Furthermore, it is completely eliminated the risk of retinal tear, which is caused by vacuum (aspiration) ring that is necessarily applied to eye in LASIK and femto-second methods.