Epi-Clear

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.

The Procedure

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:

  1. First, the eye surgeon will perform a number of tests to ensure the patient is healthy and suitable for an EBK laser vision correction.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 treated surface.

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 process concludes.

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.

LASIK consultations are offered at our North Arlington, Plano, and Dallas locations.

  • Certified

    As a team of Board Certified Specialists, we are the qualified surgeons you can rely on to handle your procedure.

  • Experienced

    Our professionals have been devoted to serving the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex for more than 50 years.

  • Advanced

    Our surgeons utilize only the most state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, all which are approved by the FDA.

  • Dedicated

    We are passionate about providing a lifetime of high quality, specialized eye care to meet our patients' needs.

  • Welcoming

    Our patients are our top priority, and every person who walks through our doors is treated with respect and care.

  • Award-Winning

    As a highly rated facility, our list of honors includes the Angie's List Super Service Award in Eye Care – Ophthalmology.