Epi-LASIK is also a variant of PRK that instead, combines elements of LASEK and LASIK. Epi-LASIK is essentially the same procedure as LASEK, but the epithelial “flap” is created using a special modification of the microkeratome blades generally used to make the (deeper) LASIK flap.
The advantage of the EPI-LASIK over LASEK is that no alcohol is used to create the epithelial sheet. This procedure has been shown to result in more rapid recovery and improved comfort when compared to PRK or LASEK.
However, for the same reasons that Dr. Kieval has abandoned the use of microkeratome blades for LASIK, Epi-LASIK possess increased risk that is obviated by simply performing PRK.
Dr. Jeremy Kieval is a board-certified, cornea and refractive surgery specialist at the Lexington Eye Associates. His practice focuses principally on laser eye surgery (LASIK and PRK), cataract surgery with premium intraocular lenses, and corneal disease and transplants.Experience You Can Trust
Independence from contacts and glasses can be both exhilarating and liberating, but the process can be confusing. Am I a candidate for LASIK? How does LASIK work? What’s the best LASIK procedure for me? Who is the best LASIK surgeon in Boston?Am I a Candidate?
Dr. Kieval and the Lexington Eye Associates are committed to providing the absolute best and state-of-the-art technology available to patients. Dr. Kieval performs bladeless LASIK procedures using Intralase® to guarantee patient safety.Bladeless LASIK
As one of the top LASIK surgeons in Boston and Massachesetts, Dr. Kieval is a specialist for all types of corneal and cataract surgery. If you over the age of 50, and interested in achieving freedom from your glasses or contact lenses, LASIK may not be the only refractive surgery available to you.Refractive Lens Excahnge
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