Some people are not acceptable as LASIK candidates. These patients might have thin or uneven corneas. People who work in fields where active or rigorous performance is typical may want to opt for Epi-LASIK over LASIK because the flap created in the latter procedure can dislodge with a hard hit to the face. This problem can occur even years after having LASIK eye surgery.

How surgeons perform Epi-LASIK

This vision correction involves putting numbing drops in the eye like LASIK. In Epi-LASIK surgery, a suction ring goes over the eye to add stability and lift the cornea to the correct height for removal. The surgeon removes the top layer of tissue exposing the second layer of the cornea to allow the excimer laser to refine the curvature to the correct shape. Afterward, a patient goes home with a driver for a two-hour nap. The procedure takes longer to heal from but offers the same results as LASIK.

Advantages of choosing Epi-LASIK surgery versus LASIK

  • No flap
  • Preferable for certain professions
  • Allows people with thin corneas the chance to achieve perfect or near perfect vision
  • Does not affect the nerves in the cornea

Benefits of choosing MLC

Our center is the leading provider for LASIK, Epi-LASIK, LASEK, custom LASIK, ReLEx SMILE, and Thin-flap bladeless LASIK procedures. We partner with local employers to offer discounts. All our surgeons are fellowship trained through Harvard and Cornell programs.

  • Two decades of experience
  • Unrivaled customer service
  • Four technologically advanced centers
  • Streamlined process
  • Financial options for every budget

A free consultation with Manhattan LASIK Center can help you find the right procedure for your ophthalmic needs. We have 4 convenient locations in NY and NJ. Book an appointment today with our online scheduling tool. You can also talk to one of our friendly staff members at 212-759-9617.

Source

https://www.allaboutvision.com/visionsurgery/epi-LASIK.htm

https://www.libertyvision.net/ faqs/epi-LASIK-frequently-asked-questions/

https://manhattanLASIKcenter.com/prk-lasek-epi-LASIK/