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Think of Your World Without Glasses and Contacts
You can see why LASIK Eye Surgery is now one of America's most frequently performed elective surgeries. With recent advances in technology, more and more people are becoming prime candidates for laser eye surgery. Laser vision correction offers a permanent improvement for your vision, and it does not necessitate years of expense and hassles; and of course, vision correction does not deprive the cornea of oxygen, cause allergies, or cause red-itchy eyes!
At Boothe Eye Care & Laser Center in Plano (north of Dallas, TX ), Dr. William A. Boothe’s outstanding success with numerous refractive surgical procedures is a result of his extensive experience and his state-of-the-art equipment. His experience comes from performing thousands of procedures, including Radial Keratotomy (RK), Automated Lamellar Keratotomy (ALK), Excimer Laser Photo Refractive Keratectomy (PRK), and Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK).
LASIK (Laser in-situ Keratomileusis) is used to correct or reduce moderate to high levels of nearsightedness (myopia), astigmatism and farsightedness (hyperopia). The traditional LASIK procedure is relatively simple: a keratome is used to gently create a flap in the cornea. In IntraLASIK, the flap is created by a computer-controlled, precision laser. The flap is lifted and an excimer laser is then used to shape the remaining tissue. The flap is then carefully set back into place, forming an occlusive seal by osmopic pressure. Osmopic pressure holds the flap in place and allows it to heal very quickly, without stitches!