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.
About Daniel S. Durrie, MD
Dr. Daniel Durrie earned his medical degree at the University of Nebraska and is a board-certified ophthalmologist. During his career, he has earned an international reputation as an innovator and leader in the field of Ophthalmology. With more than 30 years experience in refractive and corneal surgery, he has dedicated his career to being a pioneer in procedures to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. Dr. Durrie currently serves as a clinical professor and Director of Refractive Surgery Services at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has also been involved as an investigator or medical monitor of nearly every clinical trial that led to FDA approval of the lasers and procedures used in LASIK today. Dr. Durrie is available for interview upon request.
About Jason E. Stahl, MD
Dr. Jason Stahl, recently recognized as one of America's top ophthalmologists, is a board certified ophthalmologist whose experience spans over a decade. Dr. Stahl specializes in laser vision correction procedures that correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. He has also been named a 'Leader and Innovator' in the field of refractive surgery and has participated as a research investigator in numerous FDA clinical trials. Dr. Stahl's research data and opinions have been published in many medical journals. He is also a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
About Jason P. Brinton, MD
Dr. Jason Brinton specializes in both refractive lens exchange and laser vision correction procedures to correct, nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. Dr. Brinton is a board certified, third generation ophthalmologist and member of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He earned his medical doctorate from Harvard Medical School and completed his fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery under joint appointment with Durrie Vision and The University of Kansas.
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