Epithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy (E-PRK): Refractive correction by removing only the surface corneal epithelial layer

Tsutomu Hara & Takeshi Hara
Purpose: To confirm the effect of the removal of the surface corneal epithelium as a refractive surgery. Methods: Removed only the surface corneal epithelial layer (16±9 µm) by excimer laser. Results: In post LASIK eyes, average of -1.0 d myopic eyes recovered emmetropia after this procedure[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]