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4 Things You Need To Know Before Undergoing A LASIK Surgery


So you’re here on the grounds that you have known about this system called epiLASIK. And you heard it’s not quite the same as ordinary LASIK, however you’re not very beyond any doubt what is it. Yes, there are numerous sorts of laser procedures out there in the business sector today. Be that as it may, not all may suit you. Everything relies on upon your own particular eye prerequisites, for example, how thick your cornea is, the measurements of your understudies and the level of refraction blunder.

What is epiLASIK?

epiLASIK is one of the more current eye refractive surgery system that was produced to take care of a portion of the issues connected with LASIK and LASEK (a variety of PRK – Photorefractive Keratectomy). epiLASIK in Singapore is subsequently a cross between the two sorts of surgery, with some key contrasts. LASIK will cut into the cornea either with a sharp cutting edge or a laser. Nonetheless, this system has the danger of the fold of cornea being cut an excess of and influencing the eye. For LASEK, it just includes cutting the external layer of the cornea, and the cornea itself is not cut. Alcohol solution will then be utilized to soften, then slacken the epithelial sheet from the eye.

In epiLASIK, like LASEK, the cornea won’t be cut, rather, just the highest epithelium layer is expelled. Likewise, rather than utilizing alcohol solution like as a part of LASEK, the specialist will utilize a device called the epithelial separator, to isolate the sheet from the eye. This will in this manner dodge the likelihood of a response from the alcohol solution, which can execute epithelial cells.

What is the epiLASIK Procedure?

Preceding surgery, you would as of now have been requested that quit wearing your hard contact lens 10 days prior, or delicate contact lens 3 days before surgery. On methodology surgery day, you ought to land at the center no less than one hour before to your arrangement. To get ready for surgery, your eyes will be cleaned and anaesthetic eye drops will be utilized to numb your eyes. Once your eye is thoroughly numb, an eyelid holder will be utilized to hold your eyelids set up to keep you from flickering during the surgery. You may feel some weight on the eye, however there won’t be any pain. You will then be requested to focus on a light point while the laser reshapes your cornea. The Excimer laser will be modified with the data assembled in your pre-agent exam. Once the laser has finished its undertaking, the surgeon will place a contact lens to protect your eye while the cells are healing, the contact lens will then be removed about 5 days after the surgery.

EPI-LASIK Recovery Time

Recuperation from epiLASIK is longer than customary LASIK yet snappier than other laser eye surgeries. In three days, one ought to have the capacity to recover vision, yet a few patients do take an essentially more timeframe. Following a week, one ought to have the capacity to drive. The eyes will take between three to six months for the vision to balance out. Since each patient recuperates in an unexpected way, a few patients may over respond to the technique and some may under respond bringing about overcorrections and under corrections. In the event that there is a need as well, you can then talk about with your specialist whether a re-treatment would tweak your vision in the event that you are over or under revised.

Who ought to do epiLASIK?

epiLASIK is suitable even for individuals with slim corneas or deficient tissue for a decent LASIK fold. epiLASIK is a good choice for individuals who have a higher shot of being hit in the eye, either by means of their occupation or their diversion (boxers, expert or recreation soccer, cops, military staff and so on). For patients who opt for LASIK, there is a danger that the fold might be removed if they get hit on the eye. At last, examine with your eye specialist why this strategy could conceivably be a superior alternative for you. Certain specialists may likewise be better at specific surgeries, so it is vital that you search for the right eye specialist.

If you want to know more about the process as well as the benefits you’ll get, you can always get in touch with us here at Clearvision Eye Clinic and LASIK Centre. We look forward to talking to you soon!