SOURCE: Boothe Eye Center
PLANO, TX--(Marketwire - Jul 23, 2012) - Many who suffer from astigmatisms, nearsightedness or farsightedness understand how troublesome refractive disorders can be and welcome revolutionary treatments that help restore vision. Laser vision correction is a popular option that has advanced a great deal since its inception, and according to a recent article from The World News Report, the available procedures can offer a myriad of benefits that patients did not previously have access to. Dr. William Boothe, a talented and respected ophthalmologist, understands the implications of laser vision surgery and offers firsthand insight on these procedures.
The two main procedures to correct refractive eye disorders are those available through LASIK eye surgery and Photorefractive Keratectomy, also referred to as PRK. While both implement use of non-thermal lasers to reshape the affected cornea, they vary in approach. According to the article, LASIK procedures involve creating a cornea flap through a small incision that allows the exposed area to be treated by laser; the flap is then repositioned to allow for a quick recovery time. PRK treatments use the same technology, but do not require the creation of a cornea flap and instead, the laser energy is applied to the cornea surface directly. Although PRK methods initially remove the epithelium, the skin-layer of the cornea, it will regenerate in the days following the surgery.
"Although the concept of laser surgery, especially when it concerns the very sensitive area of the eye, worries many of my patients, both PRK and LASIK are proven to be safe and effective," explains Dr. William Boothe. He continues, "In fact, many of my patients find that the process is relatively easy." The cornea specialist has performed nearly 100,000 LASIK procedures and is very familiar with the benefits that the option has.
"One of the greatest advantages of LASIK surgery is that the recovery process is actually very quick," notes Dr. William Boothe. He adds that many of his patients resume their normal routine the day following the procedure. "Many patients prefer LASIK over PRK, because the latter requires more time to heal. Before deciding on a procedure it is always important to stay aware of scheduled commitments."
While LASIK may seem preferable in terms of recovery, some choose the less invasive techniques implemented through PRK procedures. Additionally, PRK is a great alternative to those who do not meet the requirements for LASIK eye surgery.
Dr. William Boothe is a cornea specialist who has performed over 130,000 LASIK laser procedures For many years Dr. William Boothe has done more intralasik than anyone in the world. He has shared his expertise teaching other surgeons his techniques. He has memberships in numerous professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas Ophthalmologic Association, International Society of Refractive Surgery, and more.