Who should consider Epi-LASIK?

Epi-LASEK is a good choice for patients who have thin corneas or are not suitable for LASIK. It is also recommended for people with a low refractive error, for example, mild short-sightedness (myopia).

If you play contact sports or have a job in which there is a risk of injury to your eyes then the surgeon will advise you to have Epi-LASEK.

Why is Epi-LASIK better for sports?

This is because there is practically no risk of the corneal flap becoming dislodged as a result of a blow or knock to the eye. So, it is down to the technique used by the surgeon to access the cornea to administer the laser treatment.

The surgeon will take the following factors into account:

  • Age
  • Current state of health
  • Any eye diseases – now or in the past
  • Lifestyle
Your reasons for surgery will also be considered. As with any form of surgery it is important to have realistic expectations about what it can achieve.

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