Lasik is the safest and most advanced laser correction option for refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism). This computerized technology allows patients to eliminate not only nearsightedness and farsightedness, but also any type of astigmatism (irregular, complex and mixed), even after any earlier refractive treatments. Boothe Eye Care & Laser Center has achieved excellent results for their patients with mixed astigmatism by using Lasik. It has become one of the most popular treatments at our center!
Excimer laser correction helps patients restore their vision by the most natural known methods. It is based on a program that develops a “computer conversion” of the cornea. This conversion allows the laser to correct vision problems at the submicron level. This means that Dr. William Boothe is able to focus light rays on the retina with the highest accuracy, allowing him to obtain maximum results for vision correction.
Vision correction surgery that is performed with an excimer laser is very accurate and it provides stable results and maximum safety. The procedure is completely painless and bloodless. Best of all, the operation lasts at most 10 minutes, and the recovery period is only a couple of days.
Because of advancement in laser vision correction, Dr. Boothe is able to perform a successful Lasik laser surgery without a surgical knife.
Lasik (an acronym for Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis – “laser keratomileusis”) is a modern form of vision correction by means of an excimer laser. This operation allows you to fix a variety of visual impairments such as hyperopia (up to +6 diopters), myopia (-15 diopters) and astigmatism (up to ± 4 diopters). The operation is practically painless, is performed quickly, and allows you to restore normal vision safely.
Limitations for laser vision correction
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Cannot be pregnant or breast-feeding
• Contraindications to laser vision correction (confirmed by a doctor)
Contraindications for Laser Vision Correction
• Autoimmune diseases (collagen, arthritis).
• Primary and secondary immunodeficiency states
• Systemic diseases that affect the healing process
• Single eye.
• Corneal thickness of less than 500 microns
• Progressive myopia
• Cataracts, regardless of stage of development
• Retinal detachment
• Diabetes mellitus
• Presence of a pacemaker
• Herpes simplex and herpes zoster
In the case of progressive myopia, Dr. Boothe will first suggest scleroplasty surgery in order to stop the deterioration of your vision.