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LASIK and Femto SBK Technology

March 6, 2017

LASIK is one of the safest, fastest, and most effective methods to correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. LASIK involves making a very thin flap in your cornea, which is pulled back to reveal the area of your cornea that will be treated by the excimer laser. Once the excimer laser is applied and your cornea is microscopically sculpted, the flap is put back into place, where it quickly heals and seals itself. The result? Essentially immediate vision correction, with a quick recovery and very little to no discomfort. Many patients return to their regular activities the next day!

Laser Technology

Evidence shows that laser technology is much safer and more accurate than mechanical blades at creating corneal flaps. Therefore, Clarity Laser Vision only uses the 5th generation iFSIntralase system from Abbott to perform flap creations. With traditional LASIK, flaps are typically around 130 to 140 microns thick. On the other hand, the iFSIntralase system creates a flap that is called Intralase Sub-Bowman’s Keratomileusis (SBK), which is even thinner and provides more stability to the cornea post-operatively. While there is a risk of dry eyes following LASIK, thinner flaps can reduce this occurrence, and the stronger “reverse bevel architecture” of the corneal flap created during SBK strengthens flap sealing post-operatively.

At Clarity Laser Vision, we strive to bring the most advanced and proven technology to correct your vision. That is why we are proud to offer Femto SBK, utilizing the most advanced 5th generation iFSIntralase system for flap creation, along with the 6th generation Schwind Amaris 750S excimer laser for vision correction!