New Jersey Epi-LASIK Surgeon – Dr. Cary Silverman

Dr. Cary Silverman is a skilled LASIK New Jersey surgeon who offers a range of procedures in addition to LASIK. In the paragraphs below he describes the Epi-LASIK procedure as an alternative.


Epi-LASIK is another procedure performed at our northern New Jersey practice that allows patients who may not be good candidates for LASIK to enjoy the benefits of Laser Eye Surgery.


Differences between LASIK and Epi-LASIK

epi lasik eye surgeryEpi-LASIK is an advanced surface ablation procedure that, like LASEK surgery, involves separating the epithelium from the rest of the cornea. Lifting only the epithelium, a thin flap is created. Then, instead of alcohol, a plastic blade, called an epithelial separator, is to lift the epithelium from the cornea. The epithelial flap is folded back, and an excimer laser is used to reshape the inner layers of the cornea. The laser does not penetrate as deeply as in the traditional LASIK procedure, which preserves the natural curvature of the cornea. The flap is then returned to its natural position. A special contact lens is placed to protect the cornea and facilitate the healing process.

Both the Epi-LASIK and LASEK procedures performed for our northern New Jersey patients are less invasive than the more common LASIK procedure. They are ideal for patients with corneal tissue that is too thin to support the corneal flap created in LASIK surgery. Dr. Cary Silverman will assist patients in determining which procedure is right for them.

Dr. Silverman and the team at EyeCare20/20 strive to combine a personal touch with some of the most advanced eye-care technologies and treatments available today. Conveniently located in East Hanover, NJ, for over 25 years we’ve helped hundreds of people improve their eyesight.

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For more information or questions about EPI-LASIK schedule a free consultation. Call us today at (973) 560-1500 or fill out the quick contact form on the left. We will get back to you as soon as possible because helping patients is our #1 priority.

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