Welcome to Dr William Boothe
What type of technology is used in today’s LASIK surgeries?
Good question! Various types of LASIK technology are available in today’s world of healthcare, most are remnants of previous generations of laser technology. Patients are advised to ensure that only the most advanced lasers are used on their eyes, to maximize safety, speed of the procedure and outcomes. Wavefront & IntraLasik methods are successful in most patients who undergo the eye surgery in order to correct refractive errors. Wavefront technology has been in use for several years, but this technology was introduced to vision correction relatively recently. This technology is helpful in diagnosing and treating almost all kinds of vision corrections. This technology enables the surgeon to personalize the planned eye surgery and it improves eye vision by providing excellent results.
Wavefront Lasik procedure is a popular form of corrective eye surgery and there are several experienced Lasik surgeons who can do the surgery perfectly. Dr. William Boothe is considered one of the most experienced Lasik doctors in the world and he is an expert in using Wavefront & IntraLasik. Wavefront technology allows to accurately measure distortions of the eyes when light rays that entered the atmosphere reach your eye’s telescopic lens. The technology can detect even high order aberrations, which is not possible in other methods.
Detailed information of the patient’s visual aberrations can be recorded using this technology. Three dimensional images of the eye are created by the computer system using Wavefront technology, especially for the corneal flap as well as the corneal region of the inner eye. Dr. Boothe will study the details recorded and evaluate the aberrations to make a proper decision as to how to best perform the surgery. The IntraLASIK treatment will be then performed on the targeted areas using the map created with the help of Wavefront Lasik technology.
Wavefront or custom Lasik is mainly required for patients with high order aberrations. High order aberrations go beyond simple myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism and affect the vision of the patients. Low order aberrations can also be treated using custom Lasik. People who have undergone refractive surgery earlier but suffer from any kind of complications after surgery can achieve the best possible results by performing a custom Lasik procedure. High order aberration will occur in 10-15% of the population.
Before performing the Lasik surgery on you, Dr. William Boothe and his assistants will do a thorough examination of your eyes which includes wavefront scanning. For doing this, patients have to look at a targeted light beam. A laser measures your refraction errors and the information is sent to the surgical lasers which are used to create a flap and reshape the cornea to reach optimal vision. These new Lasik technologies greatly reduce post-surgical eyesight problems like halos, glares, difficulty in night driving etc.