Epi-LASIK, also known as Advanced Surface Treatment, combines some  features of LASIK and PRK.  Epi-LASIK has been performed since 2000.

What Happens During Epi-LASIK

  • During an Epi-LASIK procedure, the surface layer of the cornea, the epithelium, is smoothly separated from the rest of the cornea using a blunt instrument called a epikeratome. LASIK, in contrast, cuts a deeper flap in the cornea using a sharp microkeratome blade.
  • Guided by the wavefront map, the laser reshapes the surface of the cornea to improve vision.
  • The epithelial flap is then replaced and covered with a protective contact lens for 4-7 days while the epithelium heals after which the contact lens is removed.

Choosing a Quality Epi-LASIK Surgeon

Dr. Arthur Benjamin is an expert in performing Epi-LASIK, in addition to a variety of other eye corrective procedures such as conductive keratoplasty. Call 310.507.7988 to meet Arthur Benjamin, M.D., and learn about how to correct your unique visual imperfections!

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