SuperLASIK – EpiLASIK

Q: I’m interested in this new procedure because I have thin corneas and was told PRK is more appropriate for me. I live in Hawaii and don’t think anyone here does this procedure. I saw a segment on the Today Show demonstrating Epilasik. The patient was like me, very myopic with thin corneas. I’d appreciate any information you can share with me regarding this procedure.

A: Epi-lasik or superlasik is often used on patients when corenas are thin, irregular or if astigmatism is present. We typically start with a few measurements and pictures to know what we are dealing with.

Written by Rajesh Khanna, MD

Los Angeles Lasik Surgeon Rajesh Khanna MD is a recognized pioneer in Presbyopic Implants for correction of aging eyes. He has popularized Cornea Cross Linking and Intacs forKeratoconus. He is an Expert Cataract, Pterygium Eye Surgeon, A Cornea Specialist he performs Laser Corneal Transplants, DMEK, DSEK and DALK. Rajesh Khanna MD is a well known medical writer. He has published the bestseller "The miracle of Pi in Eye".He is also a columnist for the newspaper Acorn. Dr.Khanna also hosts "Medical Magic". In his spare time he hikes with his family and German Shepard or does yoga. He also plays field hockey and loves swimming.