Epi-LASIK

Epi-LASIK


Epi-LASIK is a laser treatment for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Compared to PRK, many patients find there is a speedier recovery. When compared to LASIK, laser treatment is applied to the surface of the cornea. Epi-LASIK is therefore preferred in patients with a thinner cornea. Using anesthetic drops, your Doctor will numb your eyes. A precision device is used to separate a very thin layer of cells at the front of the eye. This thin sheet is gently removed as it will naturally grow back over days. This process exposes the underlying tissue which is suitable for laser treatment. You will then be asked to look at a blurry light. Once you're ready, the laser is applied. Advanced computer calculations determine the number of laser pulses from measurements taken before surgery. Once complete, a temporary contact lens is applied to allow the eye to heal.