The Preferred Choice of the Informed Generation
All over the world, Epi-LASIK is becoming the permanent and much embraced solution to one’s dependence on glasses or contact lenses. Increasingly more people are choosing Epi-LASIK as their preferred choice of vision-corrective surgery over the conventional LASIK method. In the medical field itself, veteran surgeons are championing a ‘Back to the Surface Movement’ to embrace and switch back to performing the surface-ablation Epi-LASIK, recognizing the risk/benefit ratio to be in its favor over LASIK with its higher safety, reliability in producing superior visual outcomes and greater patient suitability.
Epi-LASIK: The Safer, Surface-based LASIK
Epi-LASIK is not new!
Epi-LASIK is an innovated form of treatment evolved from the procedure Photo-refractive Keratectomy (PRK). Way back in the early 1980s when PRK was developed, it was already thought of as a safer, no-cut, no-flap method that leaves the cornea stronger after surgery and was then already preferable to LASIK in cases of thin cornea or with patients who desired to pursue highly-physical sports and activities. Today, PRK as well as its evolved state Epi-LASIK continue to be the preferred surface-based vision corrective surgeries approved by the military over the world due to its being completely free from risks of flap-dislodgment.