All-Laser Refractive Surgery
Dr. Fishman is now pleased to offer laser refractive surgery.
In the past, many people chose the Lasik eye surgery method because of its relatively short recovery and sometimes lower costs. Despite its popularity there are potential concerns associated with conventional Lasik. Most of the Lasik safety issues are related to the cutting of the flap with the microkeratome blade.
Photorefractive Kerotectamy is a surface procedure which removes the epithelium skin cells rather than cutting a flap. The ‘No Touch’ PRK method is considered to be the most advanced version of surface treatment. Although recovery time is longer due to its less invasive nature, ‘No Touch’ PRK is popular with patients who take a conservative safety-first approach. The ‘No Touch’ PRK procedure can also treat many patients with high corrections who are not eligible for Lasik.
IntraLase SBK (Sub-Bowman’s Keratomileusis) is a hybrid procedure offering the safety of PRK and the quicker recovery of Lasik. IntraLase SBK employs an infrared beam to make an ultra-thin tailor-made flap superior in structure to a conventional Lasik flap. The computer controlled laser creates and replaces the thinner flap with greater accuracy and precision. The IntraLase method gives your surgeon the ability to tailor the dimensions of the individualized corneal flap based on what is best for your eye.