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The risk of vision-damaging complications of epi-LASIK is quite low, but can never be said to be zero. Epi-LASIK surgery eliminates some of the risks of traditional LASIK, including a decreased risk of flap complications, infections and haze.
In the first few weeks after an epi-LASIK procedure, it is possible that you will experience "ghosts" or other abnormalities in vision. If this occurs, see your surgeon. It is possible that you have some leftover astigmatism that will need to be corrected, either with lenses or with enhancement surgery.
You may also experience some difficulty with night driving, particularly just after the surgery.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|