Australian company receives U.S. patent for EpiLASIK procedure

April 1, 2006

The U.S. Patent Office granted Norwood EyeCare a patent for the EpiLASIK procedure.

The U.S. Patent Office granted Norwood EyeCare a patent for the EpiLASIK procedure. The patent relates specifically to separating the epithelium layer from the surface of the cornea for the purpose of preparing the cornea for laser vision-correction surgery.

According to Norwood, EpiLASIK will progressively become a replacement for LASIK, because EpiLASIK does not require a stromal cut.