What is LASIK and who can benefit from this procedure?
LASIK is a surgical procedure performed to correct refractive error of the eyes. Individuals suffering from refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism benefit from this surgery.
Who do you consider an ideal candidate for LASIK?
To determine whether you are an ideal candidate, Dr. Boothe will ask you to undergo several tests. After evaluating the results, Dr. William Boothe will be able to decide whether the patient is suffering from myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism or other eye conditions. The extent of your refractive errors will be determined by performing further diagnostic procedures. The best way to know if you will be a good candidate is to perform these thorough tests and see if LASIK will fit your needs.
How much time do you require to complete a LASIK surgery?
Normally, a LASIK surgery by an experienced eye doctor requires five to seven minutes for the completion of the procedure for each eye or about fifteen minutes to complete work on both of the patient’s eyes.
Is LASIK is a lifelong treatment? Will I need to wear reading glasses after LASIK procedure?
LASIK treatment is a permanent treatment for your current refractive errors. Normally, patients who are below the age of 40 can read well without spectacles after the treatment. Patients with more than 40 years of age may require reading glasses because they tend to develop Presbyopia. The LASIK procedure does not treat presbyopia.
How soon after surgery can I go back to work?
Most of the patients can return to their workplace on the very next day. The healing time will vary from one person to another. It is a good idea to maintain some level of flexibility and be allowed to rest for a day or two after LASIK surgery if necessary. Dr. Boothe recommends you to take a leave from work for a couple of days, if possible.
How much time is required to obtain optimal vision after LASIK?
LASIK surgery assures fast recovery of vision. Most of the patients are achieving good vision on the very same day of the surgery or on the next day. Immediately after the surgery, you may feel like you are looking through water. But, within four hours after surgery, your vision will become clearer. During the healing period, it is common that patients experience phases of vision recovery in which their eyesight varies between blurry and clear for some weeks. Vision will improve continuously, but it may take 2-3 months to achieve the best vision, especially for patients with high prescriptions. Patients who had undergone LASIK surgery for hyperopia may have to wait longer to get a clear vision.
Is it possible to achieve 20/20 vision after LASIK surgery?
The outcome of your LASIK surgery depends up on the strength of the patient’s prescription and other associated factors. Most patients without any previous history of eye disease can achieve a vision of 20/40 or even better. More than 50% of the patients will get 20/20 vision or better. Dr. Boothe will usually be able to estimate the probable outcome of your surgery after learning the results of the pre-op tests. You have to know that 20/20 vision achieved through LASIK procedure will feel a bit different from 20/20 vision achieved by corrective lenses.
Is it possible to correct both eyes on the same day?
According to Dr. Boothe, both the eyes can be corrected on the same time. This saves time and also eliminates problems related with period imbalance. Some patients prefer to complete surgery in two steps and this option is valid as well.
What happens when I blink or move my eyes at the time of the surgical procedure?
While doing the procedure, the eyes will be kept opened with the help of an eyelid opener. So, there is no question of blinking or moving of eyes. The laser is under the complete control of the surgeon, and if requires he can stop the surgery until the patient feels comfortable to focus on the fixation light. Special tracking software is installed in advanced laser systems and they correct themselves in real time if involuntary eye movements occur.
What about the safety of the LASIK procedure?
LASIK procedure, if done by an experienced surgeon who uses the most up-to-date machinery, is very safe for patients. Nowadays risks or complications after the procedure are very rare. Again, it is important to remember that LASIK procedure should be performed only by an experienced and skilled surgeon.
IntraLasik is an exceptional corrective surgical procedure for vision. This technology is the biggest breakthrough in vision corrective surgery using laser in years. IntraLasik procedure creates the flap using the precision of laser without using a blade. The IntraLasik procedure is therefore a bladeless procedure which eliminates all the complications associated with a blade-assisted Lasik procedure. IntraLasik surgery is performed using a computer-guided laser technology which helps in creating the flap with laser and without human errors. By creating the corneal flap using a laser, the patient will receive exact corneal flap thickness, diameter and centration which results in a more precise outcome of the surgery.
Customized creation of corneal flap is possible with the help of IntraLasik technology. According to Dr. Boothe, the consistent accuracy of the IntraLasik technology enables the doctor to treat patients with thin corneas who were not considered candidates before. The creation of corneal flap using the laser provides precision on the micron level. The preciseness of setting your corneal thickness is important for the success of the laser eye corrective surgery, and this preciseness can be achieved through IntraLasik better than in other methods. Flap stability is also better when compared to other Lasik procedures. Re-positioning of the corneal flap can be done securely with the help of IntraLasik.
In a typical IntraLasik procedure, quick laser pulses are used to create microscopic bubbles for the separation of the corneal tissue. These microscopic bubbles form a uniform layer of particular depth. The corneal layer that is created with the assistance of the laser will be very smooth. The whole process of the creation of this layer it will usually take only fifteen to thirty seconds. After creating the flap, Dr. William Boothe will lift the corneal flap to reveal the corneal surface to be treated. After revealing the corneal surface, Dr. Boothe will continue with the vision correction by re-shaping the cornea, using the laser to correct each patient’s specific composition of refractive errors.
IntraLasik eye surgery is a comfortable and safe procedure, and you can observe a noticeable improvement in the vision from the next day & onwards. According to Dr. Boothe, most of the patients can resume their normal activities such as driving, working etc within 1-2 days. At the same time, he stresses that patients should avoid using any kind of eye makeup at least for three days after the procedure. Patients should also avoid rubbing their eyes and swimming for about two weeks after completing the procedure. IntraLasik eye procedure may create some sensitivity to bright light in the weeks following the surgery.
Some patients will experience dry eyes, and Dr. William Boothe may recommend you to use lubricating drops to maintain the moisture of your eyes. Post-operative dry eye symptoms are reduced when compared to other Lasik procedures. Most of the patients are achieving 20/20 vision or better with the help of the IntraLasik procedure. The preciseness of corneal flap creation reduces the occurrence of post-operative astigmatism which is possible in the case of creating flap using microkeratome. If you would like to correct the refractive error using IntraLasik technology, contact Dr. Boothe for further information by phone (214-328-0444) or at his main website, boothelasercenter.com.
From my first consultation with Dr. Boothe I was fully convinced that he was the best Lasik surgeon in the USA. I felt that he was carefully listening to my requests and his center was created with patients in mind. He gave me clear answers to each of my questions and dedicated as much time as I needed without any pressure. I had come there for a couple of times before my laser eye surgery and I was pleased with everyone’s sincere attention. The IntraLasik surgery at this eye care laser center was personally carried out by Dr. Boothe. A few hours after surgery Dr. Boothe called me to check how I was doing. In the next visit he checked my eyes, dripped eyes drops and announced that the surgery was a success. His focus on the little details made it into an extremely positive experience. My eyesight is better than ever and if I ever have any problems with my eyes I will definitely visit this eyecare center again.
“100% vision”, “perfect eyesight”, “an ideal vision”, “good vision”, “the best eyesight” - I listened to my friends and relatives over the years and wanted to do Lasik, but never made the crucial step towards it. I had bad eyesight as you can imagine and I was very depressed about it. I used glasses continually for all of my life. I can not recall when was the first time wore the glasses, I do remember I wore my glasses in the kindergarten, in school, to play basketball. I used a second pair of glasses to read my favorite books. I wanted to have good eyesight like all normal people. But every time at the consults with ophthalmology specialists I heard that my vision was +7, +9 or other words it is progressive hyperopia.
When I finally reached the age where the cornea is stabilized, I was all ready for Lasik. I knew I would do it at Boothe Eye Care & Laser Center (I planned it for years!) and thy tested my eyes and declared that I was a good candidate for Lasik can do laser eye surgery to permanently get rid of the glasses. Of course I said yes and a couple of hours later my father drove me back home. I don’t remember much of the surgery, it was all done in a heartbeat.
My eyes can see the world now without glasses. It feels great! Thank you Dr. Boothe for being so kind and your assistant Jenny was also sincere and attentive.
Since childhood I had a lot of vision problems. At first I found it difficult to study at school because my eyes had a heavy load - I was asked to read many books and fulfill many exercises, because it was a private, demanding elementary school. When I was about 10 years old my parents took me to an ophthalmologist and he explained that I have to start wearing glasses if I want to preserve my current vision abilities.
I waited patiently for years, hearing about adults who had a laser surgery to correct their eyesight. I never liked the way I looked with glasses so I started using contacts. But my feeling was that I am still limited, especially when I went with friends to water parks, swimming pools, and some kinds of adventure sport activities.
Last December I turned 18. My parents knew what I want as a gift. They took me, based on my sister-in-low advice, to Dr. Boothe Laser Center. She gave this center a high recommendation. I grew wary of doctors but I wanted to restore my vision and with hope in my heart I went to talk to Dr. Boothe. He spent a lot of time with me and used all kinds of high-tech devices to check my eyes.
Most of all I was impressed by the quiet, ordered was this center operates. I could trust Dr. Boothe and his staff to fix my eyes for good. I was glad when Dr. Boothe said that I was a good candidate for intralasik surgery. I did not feel any fear, I read about this surgery online and knew it will be quick and will not hurt.
Dr. Boothe performed a complex surgery to restore vision on both of my eyes. He explained to me the technical details but I am not sure I can repeat them… Basically, after my surgery I rested for a few hours and then I started looking around and found out that I have almost perfect vision. Now I feel free to do anything I want without worrying about my eyeglasses or contacts. My parents and I want to thank you again Dr. Boothe for what you did for me.
A long time I wore eye glasses and was not ready for laser eye surgery. At first I thought that it very expensive for me and I did not have enough time to look for a good ophthalmology center. Last year I change jobs and began work at a big office. A lot of office-workers have perfect vision and I found later that the most of them had the laser eye surgery. I was contemplating on laser eye correction more and more. I was tired of wearing glasses.
At first, I did some research over the Internet to find a center where I would do laser eye surgery. Boothe Eye Care & Laser Center was the most suitable center for me. Boothe’s center has very good credentials. I want to note that I chose this place because of the great reputation of Dr. William Boothe . He is an experienced surgeon and I felt comfortable to let him perform the operation.
Secondly, Boothe Laser Center was very close to home. It was very convenient and I knew that visits would be a very short travel.
Thirdly, I had a brief conversation with post-op patient that strongly influenced my opinion. After our talk I received not only information about center and Dr. Boothe but I got answers to many troubling me questions.
The counselors are very nice people and they cared for my eyes after I had them done. The assistants were very thorough with recommendations and were ready to explain something I did not understand. After surgery Dr. Boothe gave me a special kit. This kit consist of drops, a second pair of plastic patches, sunglasses.
One month letter I had my follow-up consultation with Dr. Boothe. Like I said he is a good surgeon and is very pleasant person. The last time he examined my eyes and said that condition of the retina is normal.
In conclusion, I am very grateful to Dr. William Boothe and I would without a doubt recommend Boothe Eye Care & Laser Center.
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