OVERLAND PARK, KS -- (Marketwire) -- 03/26/13 -- When establishing Durrie Vision, Dr. Daniel S. Durrie's private Kansas City eye care practice, he focused his efforts on providing innovative, advanced eye care combined with quality patient care. As a leader and innovator in the field of ophthalmology, and as part of his mission to offer his patients the latest technology the field of ophthalmology has to offer, Dr. Durrie co-created and implemented SBK (Sub-Bowman's Keratomileusis) LASIK into his practice. SBK is an advanced form of LASIK surgery practiced by some of the country's most progressive refractive surgeons.
According to Dr. Durrie, SBK is the most advanced form of all laser LASIK procedures. SBK LASIK utilizes an advanced femtosecond laser (instead of the microkeratome -- a fine mechanical blade used in traditional LASIK) to customize the corneal flap creation while maximizing safety and visual results. Dr. Durrie developed this advanced laser-created flap along with fellow ophthalmologist Dr. Stephen Slade. He says studies prove that the flap created with SBK is much thinner and reduces structural changes to the cornea, producing better visual outcomes and fewer complications than more traditional methods of LASIK.
The Kansas City LASIK surgeon highlights that Durrie Vision owns a variety of the most advanced laser technology in the world: the practice has three femtosecond lasers and two excimer lasers at their disposal. Dr. Durrie says having access to this variety of advanced technology enables him to further customize his patients' laser vision correction procedures with a laser that is well-suited for the individual's unique circumstance. He adds that his practice does not utilize dated technology to ensure his patients benefit from every advantage available to them.
SBK enhances the entire level of care provided by Durrie Vision, as it provides excellent outcomes in comparison with traditional LASIK, says Dr. Durrie. According to studies conducted at Durrie Vision, most patients are seeing 20/20 or better within four hours after SBK LASIK surgery. Dr. Durrie prides himself on having the ability to deliver and often exceed his patients' expectations for their vision correction needs at Durrie Vision.
Dr. Durrie notes that careful patient selection and thorough preoperative evaluation to determine candidacy is the first step in the process. He says many factors play a role in determining candidacy for SBK, including the general health of the eye, corneal thickness, custom topographic measurements of the cornea, retina health, and crystalline lens clarity.
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