Which conditions can LASIK correct?
Eyes are considered by many, including Dr. William Boothe, as the most important part of the human body. We use our eyes for almost any activity and they provide us with most sensory data. If anything goes wrong with your eyes, the consequences are significant. Certain problems associated with eyes are genetic / present from birth. Other disorders can be prevented or cured using LASIK eye surgery. Patients can regain their normal vision with the help of a LASIK eye procedure, such as the Intralasik procedure which is done by Dr. William Boothe. If you were born with refractive eye problems, you can usually be treated with laser eye procedure to obtain normal vision. Vast majority of the patients are satisfied with their results after undergoing a LASIK eye surgery.
Myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism can be corrected using LASIK surgery. Myopia or shortsightedness is a condition in which the curvature of the cornea is too sharp. In myopia, light rays fall in front of the retina and while looking at distant objects patients experience blurred vision. LASIK procedure flattens the cornea of myopic patients so that the light rays can be focused precisely & the patient can see both far away and near objects. Hyperopia or farsightedness is a condition in which the cornea is too flat.The patients cannot see near objects well, but can see far away objects. Astigmatism is a condition in which the cornea is of an uneven shape. This shape of the cornea affects vision negatively.
Presbyopia is another condition which can be corrected by the LASIK surgery. Presbyopia is a disorder which occurs in aging patients in which they find it difficult to focus their sight at near objects. LASIK surgery will slow down the changes related to the natural aging process and make the patients’ eyesight sharp and strong.
LASIK surgery can cure Pterygium, a condition in which tissues are growing inside the eye. This condition makes the vision patchy or blurry and the disorder can be treated successfully with a LASIK surgery.
LASIK eye procedure can also used to treat Blepharospasm, which is an involuntary twitching of eyes. This condition which may ruin the patient’s eyesight and it causes irritation throughout the day. It is also an unpleasant feeling and can become a source of embarrassment.
For Glaucoma patients, the pressure inside the eyes will increase when the fluid in their eyes increases. Glaucoma, if not treated, may cause complete blindness. LASIK procedure helps to remove excess fluid from the eyes.
LASIK eye procedure is also useful in treating diabetic retinopathy and other diabetes associated disorders.
The LASIK eye procedure is simple and easy to carry out. Patients do not have to admit to a hospital overnight stay in order to undergo the surgery. The procedure will be completed within half an hour and the person can leave the hospital within four hours after the surgery. LASIK is a safe procedure and millions of people are already enjoying the benefits of the surgery. With the help of wavefront technology, the treatment of night vision and glares is also possible. Boothe Eyecare and Laser Center uses latest the technologies as they become available to treat his patient and his experience in LASIK eye procedure makes him an ideal candidate for patients who live in the Dallas area.