Epi-LASIK is a refractive surgery technique designed to reduce a person's dependency on eyeglasses and contact lenses. Invented by Dr. Ioannis Pallikaris (Crete, Greece), the technique is basically an automatic LASEK without alcohol

  •     adevice similar to a microkeratome (called epi-keratome) slides over the surface of the cornea, just underneath the epithelial layer of cells while suction is applied
  •     the result is a hinged sheet of epithelium that is at least partially viable
  •     it is reflected out of the way so that the ablation can take place
  •     the sheet is repositioned and a bandage soft contact lens is placed on the eye


Although relatively uncommon, the following are some of the more frequently reported complications of Epi-LASIK

  •      Over/undercorrectionli>
  •     Visual acuity fluctuation
  •      Halos around light sources
  •      Starbursts around light sources
  •      Decentered ablation
  •      Corneal Haze
  •      Epithelium erosion
  •      Loss of epithelial flap

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