Epi-LASIK is usually recommended to treat patients with thin corneas, but it can also be beneficial for those with steepened corneas or dry eye. It’s a procedure similar to LASIK, but instead of only using the laser beneath the flap of corneal tissue, it’s also applied to the surface of the eye.
Like LASIK, Dr. Kelly performs the procedure in only a few minutes and it’s just as precise. Some patients who aren’t eligible for LASIK may be eligible for Epi-LASIK instead.
The recovery time is significantly longer than with LASIK, which usually allows people to achieve good vision from the same day up to a few weeks later and to drive by the day after surgery.