One of the newest procedures in vision correction is Epithelial Keratomileusis (Epilasik). Epilasik is similar to LASIK, but the flap is created in using a different method by temporarily removing only the top layer of the cornea (epithelium).
Approximately thirty-five percent less tissue is removed using Epilasik. Now, the patients who have thin corneas can be good candidates for laser vision correction. And, since no Microkeratome is needed, all complications associated with stromal flaps are eliminated. Epilasik appears to be a superior option for patients with dry eyes.