What is Epi-LASIK?

Epi-LASIK a type of LASIK. 

Epi-LASIK is also known as TransPRK, PRK, Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA), or LASEK.

How is Epi-LASIK different from LASIK?

During “normal” LASIK, an IntraLase machine is used to create a flap, following which an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea.

Epi-LASIK is a flapless LASIK method. Instead of creating a flap, the surgeon removes the epithelium of the cornea. Aside from that, the remaining treatment steps are the same as those in normal LASIK.

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Are Flapless LASIK Methods Always Better?

Both flap (LASIK, iLASIK) and flapless methods have their advantages and disadvantages. It is incorrect to say that one is better than the other.

A doctor will be able to make a recommendation based on your eye condition. It is best to look for a clinic that offers both methods.

Who is Epi-LASIK suitable For?

Epi-LASIK is more painful and has longer recovery times. For this reason, we would recommend normal LASIK for most patients.

However, for patients with thin corneas, Epi-LASIK is a good treatment option.

Interested in LASIK?

Pre-LASIK Eye Screening - $5.35*

*May be subjected to consultation fees if required.

Standard LASIK - from $2,980.35
iLASIK Wavefront Customized - from $3,724.67

(Both eyes, inclusive of GST)

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