Epi-LASIK is a modified PRK procedure where a corneal scratch is not made unlike PRK…this procedure saves the skin layer of the eye called the “EPI”thelium to potentially promote a faster healing rate with the skin surface preserved. After PRK laser vision correction with Doctor William Columbus, a bandage contact lens is kept in the eye for one week protection and to facilitate healing with eyedrops.

Vision usually occurs to its fullest within just several days afterwards. Like PRK, this procedure is safest for THIN CORNEAS. BOTH procedures PRK & EPI-LASEK avoid typical LASIK flap complications as these procedures are “FLAPLESS” procedures best suited for thin corneal patients.

About Dr. Columbus

Dr. Bill, as he is affectionately known, is the founder and surgical director at Columbus LASIK Vision. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Scranton University and his medical degree at Penn State University Medical Center where he also performed his internal medicine internship. He then spent three years at Nassau County Medical Center training in Ophthalmology. Shortly after finishing at Nassau county, he began his cornea and refractive fellowship at the prestigious Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Columbus has demonstrated his commitment to excellence with over 25,000 corrective eye procedures.