Is all intralase , SBK ?

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Is all intralase , SBK ?

Postby marc » Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:19 pm

This is a phenominal consumer advocate site.

I am scheduled for Intralase. In looking at this site and others I became aware of Dr [redacted] & Dr [redacted] work on sub-Bowman's keratomileusis".
Is all Intralase SBK or do you have to request it ? Can anybody who does Intralase perform SBK ?

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Postby LasikExpert » Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:43 am

Thanks for the kind words.

SBK is a term attributed to thin-flap (about 100 microns) Lasik. SBK can be performed with a femtosecond laser created flap, or a flap created with a mechanical microkeratome. Many studies have shown that thinner flaps tend to provide a lower probability of Lasik induced dry eye symptoms and have other advantages as well.

Both femtosecond laser and mechanical microkeratomes can make thicker flaps, so not all Lasik is SBK Lasik.
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