Thin Flap LASIK
Submitted by Dr. Dean Dornic on Mon 12/29/2008 - 09:22
One of the technological advances that has improved the success rate and decreased complications is SubBowman’s Keratomeliusis sometimes referred to as Thin Flap LASIK. By utilizing a very thin flap, the procedure becomes less invasive and therefore less prone to certain side effects such as dry eye. Thin Flap LASIK has all the benefits that LASIK is known for such as quick vision recovery and is superior to PRK or Epi-LASIK because Bowman’s membrane is preserved, there is lower risk of corneal haze and there is less time off needed from work or school. In order to create a thin LASIK flap, the IntraLase laser is necessary. The Laser Eye Center has been performing IntraLase for several years and is one of the most established Laser Eye Center in the state of North Carolina.