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March 31, 2011

Technology at Boothe Eyecare & Laser Center

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IntraLase Technology

As you all know Lasik surgery is a popular choice among patients seeking vision correction. Now, a new technology generated a buzz – it is known as IntraLase iFS. This technology is an advanced flap technology that does not use any blades – the procedure is done all by lasers. An IntraLase iFS is used to create a flap precisely, with less amount of energy. By using this unique technology the doctor can finish the procedure swiftly and the recovery time for the patients is also faster. The technology was developed by the researchers of Kellogg Eye Center and College of Engineering.

This advanced laser technology will make high-precision cuts of the cornea just like that of the LASIK surgery, but the surgical procedure done by IntraLase iFS has better precision than that of the mechanical blade (microkeratome) used by the surgeon and the result is less complications. This technology was approved by FDA at the beginning of this year. IntraLase iFS uses light pulses which are strong and short and are measured in terms of femtoseconds, enabling surgeons to create precise cuts with less damage to the tissues surrounding the cornea. This kind of precision cut is not possible in the case of LASIK technology, even though the technology is very good. IntraLase iFS enables the surgeon to finish the surgery within 10 seconds.

VISX STAR S4

VISX STAR S4 is the most modern excimer laser system of today’s world that represents the latest laser technology in the field of LASIK surgery. VISX Star S4 enables the patient to get a completely customized treatment as required based on her/his visual requirements. The customized procedure is provided by combining both VISX STAR S4 excimer Laser System as well as the WavaScan Wavefront System. The WaveScan technology is smart enough to find the unique imperfections present in the vision of every patient. The measurement provided by this technology is 25 times more precise than that of the standard methods. The WaveScan technology provides a detailed description of the eye and this information is translated into digital instructions to the laser for CustomVue treatment. STAR S4 uses VISX technologies such as VSS, VRR, Active Trak Automatic Centering and ActiveTrak 3-D Active Eye Tracking in order to provide a precision custom LASIK surgery.

VSS or Variable Spot Scanning: Various sized beams that range from 0.65mm to 6.5mm are used to scan the area for treatment, preserving the tissues around it and enabling the doctor to provide the best possible treatment.

VRR or Variable Repetition Rate: VRR provides treatment at various repetition rates and optimize the treatment time for the patient.

Active Trak 3-D Active Eye Tracking: This helps to capture intra-operative eye movements in all three dimensions and there is no need of dilation.

ActiveTrak 3-D Active Eye Tracking: This technology locates and automatically identifies the point for treatment in the center of the pupil.

VISX STAR S4 is an FDA approved laser system superior in its surgical cuts and no two personal maps/descriptions generated by it are similar. This enables the surgeon to have the precise measurement in order to provide the correct treatment to the patients to fully get back their vision.

Allegretto WaveLight Eye-Q

Allegretto WaveLight Eye-Q is an excimer laser system based on Wavefront Optimized technology that enhances the comfort level of the patient and provides great efficiency in delivering results faster for laser vision correction patients. The system is approved to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism and is the quickest in correcting these vision problems. Every two seconds, the system can treat one diopter and the speed of the machine helps in to achieve less dehydration of the cornea. The system also has an infrared eye tracker which responds quickly and is highly accurate and reliable. Each procedure performed by this laser system is customized according to the refraction and curvature of the cornea, all targeted atimproving the quality of your vision. This laser system also depends on PerfectPulse Technology that control every pulse that reaches the eye accurately. Allegretto WaveLight Eye-Q is considered very effective and the safest optical laser available. Not all doctors are using this system. Dr.William Boothe is well versed in using this technology. The vision of his patients can be corrected within eight seconds or sometimes faster.

Alcon Ladarvision 4000

Alcon LADARvision 4000 is using state-of-art-technology to achieve best results in myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. The system has incorporated LADARTracker active eye tracking to provide superior precision for your LASIK procedure. Alcon LADARvision 4000 helps to reshape the cornea to be smoother and is superior to other system as it removes the cornea in small parts. The eye tracking technology of the system allows the surgeon to understand the exact spot of the cornea to be shaped. Involuntary movement of the eyes normally makes it difficult to perform a surgery, but this excimer laser system can track even the fastest eye movements to provide a precise corrective eye procedure.

Dr.William Boothe of Boothe Laser Center is an expert in using all the above mentioned technologies for vision correction. Dr. Boothe understands all the newest technologies and is able to learn new ones quickly. His high volume of patients allows him to become experienced with all cutting edge devices. Dr. Boothe is a leader in eye correction procedures and uses high quality excimer laser systems to measure the exact spot and do the procedure within seconds with fewer complications. According to Dr. Boothe, the new laser systems are extremely advanced and precise & provide patients quick surgical corrections and fastest recovery time.

By consulting at Boothe Eyecare, you will receive a precise and superior surgical result for your LASIK vision corrective procedure. Our doctor uses only FDA approved excimer laser systems. Dr. Boothe says that the above mentioned technologies are helpful in treating high-order aberrations which were undetected in previous examinations of the eyes. These laser system are capable of finding both high and low order aberrations in your vision. If you are a thinking about laser eye procedure, go to Dr. Boothe and find out if these technologies can help you reach perfect vision.

March 22, 2011

Boothe Eyecare Dicuses Farsightedness – A Condition for LASIK

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Farsightedness is a condition in which a refractive error in the eye makes it difficult for a person to see objects clearly at close distances. Also known as hyperopia or longsightedness, farsightedness happens when the cornea is too flat from the front to the back of the eye, causing incoming rays of light to focus behind your retina, rather than on the retina, where they should be. Farsightedness results when the lens in your eye is unable to adjust as objects move toward the eye.

Being farsighted makes it difficult for people to perform tasks such as reading or sewing. While the condition often develops with age, it can also affect people of all ages. Farsightedness can also be a genetic condition and can be more common among people who also suffer from glaucoma. Sometimes babies are born with hyperopia but eventually outgrow it.

Both temporary and permanent solutions are available to treat farsightedness. The temporary solution involves visiting an eye doctor to examine your eye and obtain a prescription for either eyeglasses or contact lenses. Many people with hyperopia only need glasses while performing specific activities close up, so they opt for eyeglasses that they can wear or remove as needed. Carrying eyewear and keeping track of them can be burdensome. Buying eyeglasses or reordering contact lenses can also be expensive.

There are, however, permanent solutions for farsightedness that are sought by thousands of people every year. LASIK eye surgery is a proven refractive eye procedure that uses an advanced laser system to permanently correct the flatness of your cornea and give you crystal clear vision at close ranges. The procedure involves removing extremely precise pieces of your corneal tissue to make the cornea steeper and help light rays focus properly on the retina.

LASIK eye surgery is ideal for people over the age of 18 who have had stable vision for at least one year. It is not suitable for people with eye disorders or people with corneal abnormalities. To find out whether LASIK is right for you, call Dr. William Boothe at the Boothe Eye Care and Laser Center in Plano, Texas. Dr. Boothe is one of the most trusted, talented surgeons in the field of refractive eye surgery today, who has treated thousands upon thousands of patients with farsightedness. A consultation with Dr. Boothe will help you understand whether you are a good candidate.

March 21, 2011

Boothe Eyecare

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Boothe Eyecare Explains Femtosecond Lenticule Extraction (FLex)

Femtosecond Lenticule Extraction (FLex) is a promising new technique for correcting severe myopia, using a femtosecond laser for the entire procedure. The advanced femtosecond laser is extremely accurate and is capable of making very small, precise incisions. The procedure is similar to conventional Lasik procedures in that it involves creating a corneal flap that is folded back. But a distinguishing factor is that FLex uses a single femtosecond laser for the entire procedure, unlike Lasik, which uses two lasers.

In traditional Lasik procedures, a corneal flap is first created using a femtosecond laser. A second excimer laser is then used to perform tissue ablation within the cornea, to reshape the cornea and refocus light on the retina. With FLex procedures, however, the femtosecond laser corrects refractive error in a single step. The laser cuts a lens-shaped piece of the cornea, known as a refractive lenticule. Simultaneously, the laser creates a corneal flap that is folded back to expose tissues beneath. The lenticule is then physically removed from the corneal bed in the eye.

FLex offers patients several advantages over Lasik. Because it involves complete extraction of tissue rather than tissue ablation, FLex offers better protection of the cornea’s structural integrity, resulting in greater biomechanical stability following the procedure. The procedure in many cases is also reversible and studies also show that it causes fewer aberrations and sharper vision than Lasik procedures.

Many surgeons are also moving toward the FLex procedure, seeing the important advantages it carries. The all-in-one FLex procedure requires only one laser system, rather than two, which saves overall costs of maintenance, reduces floor space needed in the operating room and shortens the duration of the procedure for the patient.

Another variation of the FLex procedure is Small-Incision Femtosecond Lenticule Extraction (SMILE), which requires no corneal flap, further minimizing risks of infection or dislocation if the eye is ever exposed to trauma. SMILE is not yet approved for use in the United States but was approved by the European Union in 2008.

Ask your eye surgeon about whether you are a good candidate for FLex laser surgery. The procedure is ideal for patients with severe myopia of up to 1,000 degrees. Dr. William Boothe, founder of the Boothe Eye Care and Laser Center, is one of the most experienced laser eye surgeons in the country, having successfully treated nearly 200,000 patients. Set up a consultation with Dr. Boothe to determine whether you should consider the FLex surgery.

March 15, 2011

Laser Vision Correction for Military Servicemen at Boothe Eyecare

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During their duty, soldiers may lose or break their eyeglasses. Contact lenses can make their eyes irritated if not looked after well enough. That is the main reason that recently laser refractive surgery became highly recommended by the military to their servicemen.

Board certified ophthalmologist and eye surgeon Dr. William Boothe from Plano reveals that Lasik surgery remains the most popular elective procedure among civilians, while for many active duty military men and women PRK is the more logical choice. Soldiers more often prefer PRK rather than Lasik as this procedure avoids cutting of the corneal flap and makes it possible for them who continue physical activities such as swimming, flying and jumping, without a worry about possible complications connected with healing corneal flap and the recovery process.

Laser eye surgery is a very economical option for the military servicemen and women as they do not need to worry about incessant replacing, loosing or breaking of their eyeglasses. Boothe Eyecare says that this procedure can be beneficial for about one third of all military people, according to estimates. Those who have diabetes or arthritis are not suggested to undergo laser eye correction.

The procedure is voluntary. Special Forces soldiers receive top priority for the laser vision correction procedure in Boothe Eyecare. One of the reasons is that broken eyeglasses may cause a permanent loss of eyesight for those who fight an action. Lost glasses can make a serviceman unprotected when he or she is not able see to perform their duties in the battlefield.

According to Dr. William Boothe, Lasik surgery is also recommended for some Air Force pilots who carry out light duties. On the other hand, PRK is most likely better suited for pilots, who perform complicated flight operations. For the 40 percent of US Air Force airmen that depend on corrective lenses, the refractive surgical procedure can be a great benefit.

March 11, 2011

How Dr. William Boothe Solved My Vision Problems

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I visited many of the laser centers and eye surgeons, but no one really could compare with Dr. Boothe and his Laser Center. I was looking for the right place and had had many doubts for a long time to have Lasik surgery. I am so glad I called them. My eyesight is almost 20/20 after a week of recovery and is getting better every day! Dr. Boothe and his staff are great and I love them! I will try my best to recommend them to people I know who wear contacts / glasses!

T. Kobert

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