Laser Eye Surgery LASEK Videos
LASEK Eye Surgery
LASEK is an alternative surface surgery without the need to create a flap, and is often performed when LASIK is not possible. LASEK is a combination of two treatment techniques, PRK and Epi-Flap. PRK is the original surface laser method pioneered in 1988 to alter the shape of the front of the eye (cornea). LASEK is sometimes referred to as "Epi-LASEK". LASEK is a newer technique designed to preserve the renewable surface cells (epithelium) on the eye.
Bandage (soft disposable contact) lenses are often used to give clear vision directly after treatment and reduce pain. A small number of patients are unable to tolerate bandage lenses and experience severe but temporary discomfort and light sensitivity as a result.