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.
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