Epi-LASIK is also known as Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA), LASEK, or PRK.
The Epi-LASIK Process
Firstly, the surgeon removes the epithelium (the extremely thin outer layer) of the cornea. Next, an alcohol solution, a buffing device or a blunt surgical instrument is used.
Subsequently, the underlying corneal stroma is then reshaped with an excimer laser. The is the same as what is done during LASIK.
Following, a bandage contact lens inserted to protect and secure the epithelium in place as it heals. A new epithelial layer usually grows back within five days.
Evidently, the optimal treatment will depend on the characteristics of each patient’s eyes. Comparatively, Epi-LASIK causes more discomfort and has slower visual recovery. However, it is a good treatment option for select patients.At Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre, we usually use this method to treat patients with thin corneas or boxing/mixed martial arts enthusiasts.
During the LASIK Assessment, we will assess whether Epi-LASIK or LASIK is more suitable for your eyes.
You can read more about the differences between LASIK and Epi-LASIK here
Prices start from $3724.67 (both eyes, including GST)
Payment via interest-free installments are available for DBS, POSB, and UOB credit cards.
Established in 2007, Lee Hung Ming Eye Centre is one of the leading LASIK centres in Singapore. Our centre is constantly being upgraded with new generation LASIK treatment methods and technology. Your vision is precious. We have a wide range of LASIK treatments for different eye conditions.
MBBS (Spore), M.Med (Ophth), FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS (Ophth).
– More than 20 years experience.
– 20,000+ LASIK & cataract procedures.
– Experienced surgeon with excellent track record (as evidenced by his large number of referral cases).
Dr Lee Hung Ming was the first in Singapore to perform:
– Bladeless LASIK surgery (2004).
– ICL surgery for the treatment of myopia (2005).
– Laser-Assisted Bladeless Cataract surgery via Femtosecond Laser (2012).
If you have any questions or queries, feel free to contact us at 6470 3366 or firstname.lastname@example.org