Discover Trans-Epi, the No-Cut LASIK Alternative

Discover Trans-Epi, the No-Cut LASIK Alternative


Contact sports, active lifestyle, thin corneas — your eyes should keep up! If LASIK isn’t an option, discover how blade-free vision correction opens doors to clear sight without flap-related risks.

Let our team at AccuVision, the nation’s first clinic to introduce Trans-Epi to the UK, guide you towards a future of freedom and perfect vision.

Keep reading to discover more about this no-cut, no touch LASIK alternative and find out if you’re a candidate for this game-changing technology.


Your No-Cut Guide to Crystal Clear Vision With Trans-Epi

Trans-Epi, short for transepithelial surface treatment, effectively treats a wide range of vision issues, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and even age-related presbyopia.

Unlike LASIK, Trans-Epi does not involve cutting a flap in your cornea. Instead, the excimer laser removes an area of the epithelium (outer layer) of your cornea with micron precision. Then, the laser reshapes the underlying corneal tissue to correct your vision.

The epithelium grows back naturally within a few days after the surgery, and your vision gradually improves over time.


Benefits of Trans-Epi: Safe, Precise, and Active-Lifestyle Friendly

Trans-epi has several advantages for people who are not suitable for the LASIK flap procedure. Some of the benefits of Trans-Epi are:

  1. It’s safer and more precise than LASIK, as it eliminates the risk of flap-related complications, such as infection, inflammation, or dislodgement in active lifestyles.
  2. It’s ideal for people with thin or irregular corneas, as it preserves more corneal tissue, reducing the risk of long-term biomechanical changes in the cornea.
  3. No flap means no dislodgement risk from trauma or injury! Trans-Epi is perfect for athletes, sports enthusiasts, and anyone with physically demanding jobs.


Is Trans-Epi Right for You? Weighing the Drawbacks

Trans-epi is not without its drawbacks, however. Some of the disadvantages of Trans-Epi are:

  1. It has a longer and more uncomfortable recovery time than LASIK, as it takes longer for the epithelium to heal and regenerate.
  2. It causes more postoperative pain and irritation than LASIK, as the exposed cornea is more sensitive to light, dryness, and foreign objects.
  3. It requires more follow-up visits and medication than LASIK, as it needs more monitoring and care during the healing process.
  4. It delays the final outcome of the surgery compared to LASIK, as it takes longer for vision to stabilise and reach its optimal level.


Trans-Epi vs LASIK: A Side-by-Side Comparison

LASIK Trans-Epi
Corneal Flap
Flap Complications Low risk No risk
Risk of Dry Eye Higher Lower
Recovery Quick healing phase with little discomfort, with most patients able to work the next day Requires a few days to a week for complete recovery
Discomfort Irritation and dryness typically for a few hours after surgery Patients do experience discomfort for a few days after Trans-Epi
Procedure Method Your surgeon manually creates a thin flap in your cornea and excimer laser reshapes inner layer of cornea tissue The excimer laser is precisely programmed to perform both epithelium removal and corneal reshaping

Could Trans-Epi Be Your Perfect Match? Find Out If You’re a Candidate

Trans-Epi is a great option for people who want to improve their vision without cutting their cornea. It is especially recommended for people who:

  • Have a high glasses prescription
  • Have chronic or severe dry eye syndrome
  • Have thin or irregular corneas that would make them unsuitable for LASIK
  • Have active lifestyles or occupations that involve sports, physical activities or exposure to dust or water

However, trans-epi is not for everyone. It may not be recommended for people who have severe refractive errors, eye diseases, or other health conditions that may affect their healing or outcome.

The best way to find out if trans-epi is right for you is to consult with an experienced eye surgeon who can evaluate your eyes and recommend the best procedure for your needs.


Trans-Epi at AccuVision

At AccuVision Eye Clinic, we offer Trans-Epi as one of our vision correction services. Your Trans-Epi treatment with us will include:

  1. Speed & Precision: Our industry-leading Alcon WaveLight Laser Suite boasts the fastest treatment times in the world, completing your Trans-Epi procedure in under 5 minutes per eye. Imagine stepping out of your surgery with clearer vision in less than 10 minutes!
  2. Personalised Correction: Your eyes are unique, and your vision correction should be too. That’s why we utilise WaveFront technology, precisely analysing how light bends through your specific eyes to create a customised laser ablation. This tailored approach often goes beyond the limitations of glasses and contacts, revealing a level of clarity you never thought possible.
  3. 3D Mapping for Flawless Results: Every curve, every detail of your cornea matters. With advanced topography technology, our expert team maps your cornea in 3D, providing the laser with a precise blueprint for correction. This meticulous approach ensures unparalleled accuracy and outcomes that often surpass even the best glasses and contacts.
  4. Unwavering Care from Start to Finish: Our patients feel at home at AccuVision. Our one-on-one guidance continues from your initial consultation through every follow-up appointment. You’ll always have our dedicated team by your side, ensuring your journey to perfect vision is smooth and worry-free.
  5. Comprehensive Aftercare: We invest in your long-term clarity and peace of mind. This means any additional treatments you might need and all the follow-up appointments you could require — included fully in your care. Your comfort and ultimate satisfaction are our top priorities.

Get clear vision by next month with AccuVision’s Trans-Epi Laser Eye Surgery

Consultation included, hassle-free, future-focused: Explore your clear vision potential at your no-obligation Trans-Epi consultation. This session is your first step towards a life free from glasses and contacts.

Or call 0330 123 2020

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