Augusta, Georgia


Epi-LASIK is a laser eye surgery procedure that combines the advantages of LASIK and PRK to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Epi-LASIK may reduce or eliminate your dependency on glasses and contact lenses.

With Epi-LASIK, Dr. Bruckner uses the Allegretto WaveLight laser to reshape the cornea of the eye. During Epi-LASIK, a very thin flap is made in the epithelium of the eye. Because Epi-LASIK removes less corneal tissue than traditional LASIK with a knife, it may be recommended for patients with thin corneas.

During Epi-LASIK, Dr. Bruckner gently lifts the edge of the epithelial flap and gently folds it out of the way. He then uses the Allegretto WaveLight laser to sculpt the corneal tissue underneath and correct the error. The epithelial flap is then placed back on the eye.

Epi-LASIK eliminates the need for alcohol or a blade to make the flap; an epikeratome creates the epithelial flap. This state-of-the-art device allows the epithelial flap to remain after surgery, which promotes faster healing and reduces discomfort.

To schedule an initial laser eye surgery consultation with Dr. Bruckner, give us a call at (800) 476-5521 or email us.