Epi-lasik, lasek and lasik
Our treatment methods
At Lasik-Klinikken we can offer you three different treatment methods to correct your eye sight: lasik, epi-lasik and lasek. Which of the methods that is the most suitable for you will be assessed during a thorough consultation with the ophthalmologist.
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Lasik eye treatment is comprised of two stages: first, a thin, hinged flap of corneal tissue is created at the surface of cornea using a highly sophisticated, precision engineered, fully automated device for creating predictable sub 100 micron flaps. This specialized instrument is called a microkeratome or a femto-second laser. This stage takes a few seconds and the patient will notice a pressure type sensation and a temporary moment of dimming of the vision.
The flap is gently lifted and placed to the side, exposing the stroma of the cornea ready for the application of the laser (the second stage of the treatment), to re-shape the cornea. The laser vision correction takes only a few seconds and is completely computer controlled for speed and accuracy. The patient simply needs to observe a flashing light above. The flap is then re-positioned onto the cornea and a protective contact lens is placed over it to help the flap settle after treatment. The protective lens is usually removed after a few hours.
Epi-Lasik and Lasek
During the last couple of years Leading Eye Clinics in the USA have started recommending epi-lasik/lasek due to a much lower risk of complications, it avoids the potential for any flap complication during treatment, it is less invasive and there is no risk of long term or late flap complications and there is less risk of long-term corneal biomechanical instability. As the results are even better with epi-lasik/lasek more and more people choose this safe method.
With this procedure a special instrument is used to remove the surface layer (the epithelium) of cornea with pinpoint accuracy and the underlying tissue in cornea is ready for the Excimer Laser Surgery. The epi-flap is replaced and a special contact lens is placed on the eye for 5 days to keep it in place while it heals.
As a rule you will not be very affected the days after the operation. Your sight will be blurred the first 5 days. However, in most cases your vision will be good enough to drive your car.
Your vision may vary during the days and the first months until it is quite stable. In very few cases some will experience that their vision gets worse due to cicatricial tissue of the cornea surface called Haze. If that is the case, it is normally treated by using eye drops. But if you feel this change of your vision, it is important to contact us and we will help you.