Boothe Eyecare & Laser Center – What is Wavefront LASIK?
Wavefront LASIK is also called as Custom LASIK surgery or Wavefront-Guided LASIK. It is a laser procedure that can treat both basic refractive errors and high order aberrations. The surgical procedure uses three dimensional maps of your eyes. Using these maps, Dr. William Boothe will reshape the cornea precisely as the measurements obtained by the Wavefront mapping technology are extremely accurate. Wavefront LASIK is used to correct some cases that cannot be corrected using conventional LASIK surgery, replacing contact lenses or spectacles. This kind of surgery can be customized according to the specific conditions of each patient. In a conventional LASIK surgical approach, all kind of aberrations are treated in a similar way. During a wavefront LASIK surgery, even high order aberrations can be treated accurately.
To perform customized reshaping of the cornea, Wavefront technology measures high order aberrations using aberrometer. Dr. Boothe uses aberrometer to find the most accurate and clear measurements of refractive aberrations. The aberrometer provides three dimensional map of the each aberration, a map which cannot be created using standard or regular testing. The information obtained from the 3D images is transferred into the excimer laser system and thereby allows for a customized. Custom LASIK is especially advantageous for patients with larger pupils and poor night vision.
Different criteria have to be taken into consideration in order to decide if you will be a good candidate for Wavefront LASIK procedure. Only Boothe Laser Center ‘s staff can assess the suitability of the patient by a thorough examination of his/her eyes. This surgical procedure has fewer complications when compared to conventional LASIK procedures, specifically a reduction in night vision problems, glares and halos.
Lower order aberrations like myopia, hyperopia andastigmatism can be corrected using a conventional LASIK eye procedure. The actual vision quality can be obtained only by correcting the high order aberrations, treating contrast sensitivity and night vision problems. The latest development in Wavefront technology ucombines femtosecond procedures with wavefront technology and is known as IntraLASIK or All Laser LASIK. Wavefront LASIK procedure provides a great chance to achieve 20/20 vision or even better results. There is a minimal chance of getting anything less than an optimal correction of vision.
Dr. William Boothe uses Wavefront technologies to offer customized solutions for vision disorders. If you meet all the requirements for becoming a Custom LASIK candidate, Boothe Laser Center will be able to perform a Wavefront LASIK procedure and achieve positive results without serious side effects.