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Author Topic: What is meant by Epi-Lasik?  (Read 8908 times)

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Re: What is meant by Epi-Lasik?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2015, 08:25:38 AM »
If I were having to choose which procedure to have performed on myself as an eye care professional, I would choose epi-lasik or if needed, PRK (photorefractive keratectomy).


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What is meant by Epi-Lasik?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 03:55:21 PM »
Epi-LASIK is a laser procedure similar to PRK and LASIK. In epi-LASIK the surface "skin" of the cornea, the epithelium, is treated with an alcohol solution to make its removal easier. An attempt is made to remove this layer as a continuous sheet. Then the laser treatment is performed with the excimer laser. Finally the sheet of cells is put back in place to cover the laser-treated area. Some feel there is less discomfort and faster healing by doing this.

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What is meant by Epi-Lasik?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 03:55:21 PM »