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What is Epi-LASIK surgery?

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Epi-LASIK is a procedure in which the doctor separates a thin layer of tissue from your cornea and reshapes it with a laser. The area is protected with a soft contact lens that holds the flap in place while it heals. This procedure is rarely performed nowadays.

SOURCES:

The University of Iowa: “Other Vision Correction Options.”

Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance USAeyes.org: “Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) -- Clear Lens Exchange (CLE)," “Glossary of Lasik Laser Eye Surgery Related Terms.”

American Optometric Association: “Presbyopia.”

University of Houston College of Optometry: “Presbyopia: Exploring the Final Frontier. “

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center: “Ophthalmology -- Laser and Surgical Vision Correction -- LTK.”

University of Illinois Millennium Park Eye Center:  “CK (Conductive Keratoplasty).”

The University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center: “Conductive Keratoplasty (CK),” “Intacs or Intracorneal Ring Segments (ICRS).”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Verisyse Phakic Intraocular Lens Implant.”

Eye Surgery Education Council: “Clear Lens Extraction.”

University of Florida Department of Ophthalmology: “University of Florida Refractive Surgery Service.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Alternative Refractive Surgery Procedures.”

The Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.

Ophthalmology Management: “Think PRELEX for Ultimate Patient Satisfaction.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Surface Ablation: Photorefractive Keratectomy, LASEK, Epi-LASIK, and Epi-LASEK.”

Stanford Eye Laser Center: “There are clear alternatives to glasses and contacts.”

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on December 8, 2020

SOURCES:

The University of Iowa: “Other Vision Correction Options.”

Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance USAeyes.org: “Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) -- Clear Lens Exchange (CLE)," “Glossary of Lasik Laser Eye Surgery Related Terms.”

American Optometric Association: “Presbyopia.”

University of Houston College of Optometry: “Presbyopia: Exploring the Final Frontier. “

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center: “Ophthalmology -- Laser and Surgical Vision Correction -- LTK.”

University of Illinois Millennium Park Eye Center:  “CK (Conductive Keratoplasty).”

The University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center: “Conductive Keratoplasty (CK),” “Intacs or Intracorneal Ring Segments (ICRS).”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Verisyse Phakic Intraocular Lens Implant.”

Eye Surgery Education Council: “Clear Lens Extraction.”

University of Florida Department of Ophthalmology: “University of Florida Refractive Surgery Service.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Alternative Refractive Surgery Procedures.”

The Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.

Ophthalmology Management: “Think PRELEX for Ultimate Patient Satisfaction.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Surface Ablation: Photorefractive Keratectomy, LASEK, Epi-LASIK, and Epi-LASEK.”

Stanford Eye Laser Center: “There are clear alternatives to glasses and contacts.”

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on December 8, 2020

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