EPI-LASIK SURGERY FOR MYOPIA, ASTIGMATISM AND HYPEROPIA:
This technique is also very similar to LASIK, LASEK and PRK.
It consists in creating a very superficial flap consisting only of the epithelium layer as in LASEK, the only difference with LASEK is that in EPILASIK the epithelium is removed using a special surgical instrument
Once the epithelium has been mobilized the laser treatment is applied to the underlying cornea as in PRK treatment, after laser application the flap is re- positioned in its original position.
Essentially the advantage of epilasek consists in better conservation of the flap vitality because alcoholic solution is not used for epithelium removal, this results in less patient discomfort and quicker post-treatment recovery.