What is SBK?

Sub-Bowman’s Keratomileusis or SBK is the latest and the most advanced laser vision correction procedure available. SBK is the next evolution in all-laser LASIK. It uses an advanced femtosecond laser to create a customized ultra-thin uniform flap not possible with traditional equipments1, 2. SBK has been shown in clinical trials to provide a faster visual recovery3, less dry eye symptoms4, better night vision5,6, better biomechanical properties7 and higher safety profile8,9 compared to traditional LASIK performed using a mechanical blade. This procedure is the latest advancement in laser vision correction performed by the most progressive ophthalmologists.

At Boghossian Vision, we are committed to providing you with the latest, most advanced, most proven treatment options available.  Our goal is to help you to achieve your best possible vision in a safe and comfortable environment.

1Binder PS, Flap dimension created with the Intralase FS Laser. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2004 Jan; 30 (1): 26-32.

2 Stahl JE, Anterior Segment OCT analysis of Thin Intralse Femtosecond Flaps, Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2007 Jun; 23 (6): 555-8.

3 Tabzer DJm challhorn S, Brown MC, et al. Comparison of femtosecond vs mechanical keratome is wavefront guided Lasik. Data presented at: American Soceity of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Symposium; April 15-20, 2005; Washington, D.C.

4 Durrie, D. A randomized, prospective clinical study of LASIK performed with Intralase FS laser vs mechanical microkeratome. Data presented at: American Academy of Ophthalmology; October 23-26, 2004; New Orleans, LA

5 Medeiros FW, Stapleton WM, Hammel J, Krueger RR, Netto MV, Wilson SE. Wavefront analysis of LASIK outcomes between femtosecond and MK. J Refract Surg. 2007 Nov;23(9):880-7.

6 Durrie DS, Kezirian GM. Femtosecond laser versus mechanical keratome flaps in wavefront LASIK. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2005 Jan;31(1):120-6.

7 Durrie DS, Slade SG, Marshall J. Wavefront-guided excimer laser ablation using photorefractive keratectomy and sub-Bowman’s keratomileusis: a contralateral eye study. J Refract Surg. 2008 Jan;24(1):S77-84.

8 John So-Min Chang Jr MD, Complication and Problems Encountered with Ultrathin Flap LASIK, American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting Scientific Paper Session, November 13, 2007, New Orleans, LA

9 Elizabeth A. Davis, Richard Lindstrom, Early Experience with the 30 kHz IntraLase, Ocular Surgery News, September 16-18, 2005 New York, NY