TRANS-EPI LASIK is one of contact-free laser vision correction surgery methods that has been recognised worldwide.
In contrast from SMART LASIK method, which involves the creation of corneal tissue flap and flipping it aside (without losing the contact with the cornea), followed by reshaping the corneal base by means of laser influence, TRANS-EPI LASIK method involves very precise and homogeneous initial removal of the upper layer of the cornea or epithelium, followed by vision correction – polishing of the corneal base and, thus, correction of the existing defects. Protective contact lenses are inserted into the eyes after the surgery – they protect eyes, promote healing process and reduce discomfort. The contact lenses are worn for 3-4 days, while the healing of epithelium is happening.
Although TRANS-EPI LASIK method involves comparatively longer post-surgical period, while the regrowth of epithelium and eye adaptation to the new conditions occurs, however, it is an excellent possibility of performing laser vision correction surgery in the cases, where the risk of complications associated with cornea flaps is high, or patients that have had vision correction surgeries performed and require repeated surgery.