what is Super K?
A superficial keratectomy, sometimes shortened to "Super K," is a type of eye surgery that works to smooth out or take out the anterior (outer) layer of the corneal tissue, the epithelium. This process could be necessary for some people who have specific eye conditions or have endured corneal trauma. Apart from worsening vision, these symptoms could additionally result in chronic dry eye, severe discomfort, or a gritty, grain-like sensation in the eye. At Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX, our board-certified ophthalmologists perform this procedure with the highest level of precision and care to enhance your eye health and restore your overall comfort.
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"I was tense and apprehensive for my first lens but the most discomfort I felt was just me being nervous. These folks took such good care of me I thought I was around family, even the follow ups - it is a nice feeling. Did I say yet that I can see at 20/20 or better and read all that nasty little print I have been avoiding for years! Let me finally suggest getting your house cleaned before you get this done - everything is brighter and whiter, no more yellow ting that you didn't even realize was there. Just do it, the technology is solid and these folks will treat you right!"- L.Z. / Google / Jun 28, 2021
"Doctor Maverick is an excellent surgeon. He has taken care my cornea transplant."- L.Z. / Google / Jun 17, 2021
"Everything runs smoothly from the minute you walk in the door. Reception staff is efficient and friendly, as are the personnel guiding patients through the exam and treatment. Each step of the process is explained thoroughly."- D.P. / Google / Jun 15, 2021
"Dr. Conner was great and so was the front staff. Excellent customer service."- R.M. / Google / Jun 15, 2021
HOW IS A SUPERFICIAL KERATECTOMY DONE?
A superficial keratectomy is performed on an outpatient basis and utilizes mild anesthesia. This is a fast and effective procedure that is typically finished within several minutes. To begin, a member of our team will fully numb your eyes using special drops. As soon as your eyes are desensitized, we will place a device over the eye to keep you from blinking. We will then use fine instruments to remove or smoothen out the tissue of the epithelium. After this, we will carefully remove any remaining damaged tissue. At the conclusion of your procedure, we will place a bandage contact lens over the eye for protection and to aid in the healing process.
am i a candidate for super k?
Our team of board-certified ophthalmologists at Focal Point Vision has successfully enhanced the eye health and sight of countless patients with anterior corneal damage. The superficial keratectomy is a quick and effective treatment that can decrease your negative symptoms and improve your life. To find out if this treatment is the solution you need for your eye struggles, get in touch with one of our offices in San Antonio, TX.
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