What is epi-LASIK?
epi-LASIK is a surface based laser vision correction procedure that does not involves any cut and creation of flap in the cornea. epi-LASIK is able to correct myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism an presbyopia.
How epi-LASIK is performed
Step 1: Suction ring is placed on the eye to keep the eye’s position in place
Step 2: A device called the epithelium separator is used to remove the surface epithelium layer.
Step 3: The epithelium is removed, the exposed cornea is ready to be reshaped
Step 4: Excimer laser is used to reshaped the cornea, to correct your vision.
Step 5: Bandage contact lens is placed for a few days after the surgery on the eyes, to protect the eyes while the epithelium cells are regenerating.