Also Known As Epi-Bowman Keratectomy (EBK)
Epi-Bowman Keratectomy (EBK) procedure, often referred to as EBK, is designed
to remove the tissues that cover the front of the cornea called corneal
epithelium before a laser procedure. This process can help patients achieve
safer, more accurate laser treatments. This procedure is known for its
uniform and controlled process. Find out whether you can benefit from
EBK by contacting our Dallas eye surgeons at Key-Whitman Eye Center.
During an EBK procedure, an eye surgeon will perform a number of steps
to ensure a safe, effective, and accurate laser treatment.
Below is a list of the three steps:
- First, the eye surgeon will perform a number of tests to ensure the patient
is healthy and suitable for an EBK laser vision correction.
- Next, the eye surgeon will administer anesthetic eye drops before removing
the corneal epithelium tissues. This step will create a smooth surface
for ideal laser treatment.
- Using an excimer laser, the eye surgeon will reshape the patient’s
cornea curvature using the appropriate refraction. The eye doctor will
place a therapeutic contact lens on the area in order to protect the recently
After the procedure, the patient will need to wear the contact lens 24
hours a day for several days. Additionally, the patient should apply special
eye drops, which will help the eye heal faster. Patients may notice slightly
blurry vision as the eye heals. Clear vision should return after the healing
The Benefits of EBK
EBK is different from other eye procedures for a number of reasons. To
begin, EBK is one of the least invasive processes available in the industry.
Unlike LASIK, there are no metal blades or lasers used to create a stromal
flap during the process. In addition, there have been no reports of permanently
weakened corneas and there have been no serious complications associated
with stromal flaps.
Speak with a Dallas Eye Surgeon Today
If you are interested in obtaining perfect vision, get in touch with our
Dallas eye surgeons at Key-Whitman Eye Center today. We are ready to help
you get the eyes you have always wanted as soon as possible. When you
visit our office, we will examine your eyes and take time to understand
your condition so we can determine which procedures will work best for you.
Start seeing the world clearly! Key-Whitman Eye Center is here for you.
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