Are you concerned about LASIK Safety?
Conventional LASIK is a safe and established procedure for the permanent correction of refractive errors such as myopia and astigmatism. However, the procedure is not entirely risk-free. The main causes of undesired major side effects arise from an incision or cut made into the cornea to create a cornea flap, as well as from flap-related complications that include the recent spurt of eye infections and inflammation of the cornea flap interface known as DLK or Sands of Sahara Syndrome.
At Epi-LASIK.sg, our dedicated eye surgeons believe in only the finest techniques for the correction of myopia. And that’s why they’ve taken the next leap in laser vision correction. With Epi-LASIK, we invite you to forget about the risks associated with infection of the cornea flap, dangers of cornea thinning, and even the discomfort of dry eyes. In Epi-LASIK, because no cut is made into the cornea, you can now embrace a future of good vision, fuss-free.
Benefits of Clearvision Epi-LASIK
- Preserves the structural integrity of the cornea
In Clearvision Epi-LASIK, there is no cutting into the cornea, unlike LASIK or Intralase LASIK, and therefore the cornea strength or integrity is preserved. This can likely prevent cornea ectasia, a sight threatening irreversible cornea thinning condition.
- Better for patients with thin corneas
With the cornea laser sculpting done on the cornea surface, patients with thin corneas are more likely to be corrected at the desired amount of correction, without compromising the treatment zone size. This reduces complaints of glares and haloes in patients with large pupils.
- Avoids the danger of cutting a cornea flap
LASIK or Intralase LASIK cuts the cornea using blades or laser to create a Cornea Flap. Cornea Flap related complications such as Flap Wrinkles, Dislodgement, Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis, Epithelial Cells in-growth and Flap Infections can occur. Clearvision Epi-LASIK avoids all these complications by simply not requiring a cornea flap creation.
- More suitable patients with high myopia
Patients with high myopia who are not suitable for LASIK may find themselves suitable for Clearvision Epi-LASIK, as correction is performed closer to the surface. Patients with high myopia who are eligible for LASIK may also benefit from Clearvision Epi-LASIK, as more cornea tissue is preserved in this surface procedure.
- Less likely to cause or worsen dry eyes
In LASIK or Intralase LASIK, cutting a cornea flap with either blades of laser may sever the cornea nerve endings that provide a feedback to the brain for the lubrication of the cornea. This causes dry eyes. In Clearvision Epi-LASIK, little or no cornea nerves are severed.
- Potentially better visual outcomes
There are research studies that suggest that Wavefront Laser Correction performed with Clearvision Epi-LASIK may yield better and more predictable outcomes, as the treatment does not induce new wavefront errors when the cornea flap is created.
- Suitable for active sportsperson or military personnel
Patients who have undergone Clearvision Epi-LASIK will have no worry of cornea flap wrinkles, dislodgement or injuries when hit in the eye as there is no wound in the eye.