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SBK Surgery in Latin America

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing SBK Surgery.

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

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Dr. Edith de Lopez

Cornea, Refractive Surgery and External Eye Disease

Dr. Karla Ng Gonzalez

Ophthalmology

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

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About SBK Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is SBK Surgery?
SBK surgery, or Sub-Bowmans Keratomileusis, is a type of LASIK surgery (refractive eye surgery) to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. SBK surgery is LASIK surgery done using an extremely thin flap on the cornea.

How is SBK Surgery carried out?

  • The surgeon uses a laser to create a flap on the cornea and opens it to reshape the corneal tissue below in order to improve vision.
  • The surgeon closes the flap, which heals on its own.

What is the difference between SBK Surgery and LASIK?
The main difference between SBK surgery and LASIK surgery is SBK surgery creates an even thinner flap on the cornea than LASIK surgery. SBK surgery flaps are around 110 microns thick compared with 120 to 160 microns for LASIK. SBK surgery is better for people with thin corneas. SBK surgery affects fewer strong corneal fibers and thus may reduce the risk of corneal ectasia.
SBK surgery is also associated with a lower risk of developing dry eyes.

What are the chances of success with SBK Surgery?
According to results of a study carried out by Drs. Slade and Durrie, published on Refractive Surgery News, 100% of eyes treated with SBK surgery had 20/40 vision or better the day after surgery. One month after surgery, 90 percent of eyes had 20/20 vision.

Duration of procedure/surgery : The SBK procedure takes under 1 hour to complete.

Days admitted : None – SBK is carried out on an outpatient basis.

Anesthesia : Local anesthesia.

Recovery : - The vision may be foggy or blurry immediately after the surgery.
- Most people can return to work the day after SBK surgery.
- Vision after SBK clears fully in 1 or 2 months following the procedure.

Risks : SBK surgery is associated with similar risks to LASIK eye surgery.

Risks include:

- There is a greater chance of hazing or scarring with SBK surgery than LASIK surgery.
- There is less chance of dry eyes with SBK surgery.
- Over-correction or under-correction of vision.
- Infection.

After care : - Take prescribed antibiotic and medicated eye drops for a few weeks following SBK surgery.
- Protect the eyes from excessive glare with dark shields.
- Avoid sport or strenuous activity for a week following SBK surgery.
- Some patients need to wear eye patches at night to lessen the chances of infection.
- Refrain from rubbing your eyes following the SBK surgery procedure.

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