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A 43-year-old member asked:

What do you think about laser eye surgery - epi-lasik?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Epi-LASIK : Epi-lasik is essentially surface laser treatment with an epithelial flap. It is very safe and effective as long as you are an appropriate laser candidate. You should see a cornea specialist for an evaluation.
Dr. Emil Chynn
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Epilasek epilasik: I am the #1 epilasek or epilasik surgeon in the ne us, so I am a bit biased. That said, epilasek is the most modern, safest form of refractive surgery available today. I have performed every type of surgery available, and progressed from rk->prk->lasik->intralase->lasek-> epilasek epilasek is safer than lasik and painless unlike prk. It combines the best of both procedures.
Dr. Arun Gulani
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Good : My philosophy always is to design the surgery to the patient not the patient to the surgery. There are over 28 ways of performing laser vision surgery of which lasik epi lasik prk are a few. If epi lasik is what your corneal refractive surgeon suggested for you then that is the right choice for you.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

I am thinking of lasik laser eye surgery. What should I know about it?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Trattler
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
LASIK surgery: Lasik surgery is an effective procedure for reducing or eliminating your need for glasses. You should consult with an experienced doctor who is involved with lasik to determine whether or not you are a candidate. You should also learn about the risks of the surgery as well as the potential benefits of the surgery in your particular case. Best of luck!
A 33-year-old member asked:

Do people get lasik laser eye surgery on only 1 eye?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Witlin
LASIK Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: Sometimes people only have a significant refractive problem in one of their eyes. Its ok to only do the one eye.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is there a difference between lasik and laser eye surgery?

5 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: Laser vision correction can be accomplished one of two ways; either lasik where a flap or lid is created prior to the actual laser treatment to "reshape" the cornea or surface ablation also known as prk without a flap or lid where the epithelium is removed followed by the actual laser treatment to reshape the cornea.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between lasik surgery and laser eye surgery?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
LASIK : Lasik is one type of laser eye surgery which corrects near-/ far-sightedness and astigmatism.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the differences between lasik and laser eye surgery?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Laser application: Ophthalmology uses many types of lasers to perform specific treatments. The lasers utilized differ in the wavelength of light, the power, and the duration of exposure. LASIK treatments utilize an excimer laser for the cornea. Many other eye diseases are treated by lasers. Eg., argon, dye, krypton, diode, carbon dioxide, YAG, just to name a few. Laser selection is based on the tissue treated.

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Last updated Feb 16, 2015

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