How is ASA/PRK/LASEK 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.
Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA), Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and LASEK 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.
What is Epi-LASIK?
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 ASA/PRK/LASEK suitable For?
ASA/PRK/LASEK 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, ASA/PRK/LASEK is a good treatment option.
Interested in LASIK?
Pre-LASIK Eye Screening - from $5.35
Pre-SMILE ReLEx Eye Screening - from $5.35
Standard LASIK - from $2,980.35
iLASIK Wavefront Customized - from $3,724.67
ReLEx SMILE - From $4,805.37
(Both eyes, inclusive of GST)
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