Mechanical epikeratome (ophthalmic surgery)
Epi-LASIK is a refractive procedure performed with an epikeratome which mechanically cleaves the epithelium from the Bowman's membrane, leaving a pristine optical zone for laser ablation. The epithelial flap can then either be discarded or repositioned, according to the surgeon's preference.
Many surgeons have made Epi-LASIK their procedure of choice for surface ablation. With the Epi-KTM MORIA epikeratome, and the latest refinements in technique and postoperative care, Epi-LASIK produces faster healing and visual recovery than all other surface ablation procedures.