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1. What is Lasik?
LASIK stands for Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis. It is widely recognised as the procedure of choice for correcting most cases of myopia. In selected cases, it can also be used to correct mild to moderate degrees of astigmatism and farsightedness. Lasik is sometimes called the “flap and zap” procedure. First a circular cornea flap is made with the help of a microkeratome. Next, the flap is folded back to allow the excimer laser to reshape the deeper layers of the cornea according to the patient’s spectacles prescription. The flap is then folded back and will adhere naturally without the need for stiches.
Epi-Lasik: The Preferred Choice of the Informed Generation
All over the world, Epi-LASIK is becoming the permanent and much embraced solution to one’s dependence on glasses or contact lenses. Increasingly more people are choosing Epi-LASIK as their preferred choice of vision-corrective surgery over the conventional LASIK method. In the medical field itself, veteran surgeons are championing a ‘Back to the Surface Movement’ to embrace and switch back to performing the surface-ablation Epi-LASIK, recognizing the risk/benefit ratio to be in its favor over LASIK with its higher safety, reliability in producing superior visual outcomes and greater patient suitability.
Epi-LASIK: The Safer, Surface-based LASIK
Epi-LASIK is not new!
Epi-LASIK is an innovated form of treatment evolved from the procedure Photo-refractive Keratectomy (PRK). Way back in the early 1980s when PRK was developed, it was already thought of as a safer, no-cut, no-flap method that leaves the cornea stronger after surgery and was then already preferable to LASIK in cases of thin cornea or with patients who desired to pursue highly-physical sports and activities. Today, PRK as well as its evolved state Epi-LASIK continue to be the preferred surface-based vision corrective surgeries approved by the military over the world due to its being completely free from risks of flap-dislodgment.