Q Long-term data is not available. LASIK is a relatively new technology. The first laser was approved for LASIK eye surgery in 1998. Therefore, the long-term safety and effectiveness of LASIK surgery is not known.

Ans.   LASIK has been around since about 20 years in clinical practice. It was under clinical trials for long before this. Any effects on the cornea and the eye have been studied in great depth. With us, Dr Shroff would not do any procedure on healthy eyes unless he was sure of its effects.

EpiLASIK is just a modification in the initial steps of LASIK using a special disposable kit, the laser used to treat the powers remains the same.

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