Dr. William Boothe & IntraLasik
Today, laser vision eye correction is the most progressive direction of modern ophthalmology. Using the latest techniques Dr. William Boothe can effectively treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The results of the treatment are permanent and effective. IntraLasik is a method of laser vision correction, similar to traditional Lasik. The difference between IntraLasik and traditional Lasik is the formation of the corneal flap. During the IntraLasik procedure the corneal flap is created using the Femtosecond laser, rather than a mechanical microkeratome in traditional Lasik, which is a steel blade.
What are the benefits of Lasik without a knife?
With IntraLasik, The corneal flap is formed by the Femtosecond laser and is considered by many ophthalmologists a significant improvement in traditional corneal flap creation. With a laser, there is greater accuracy in obtaining the specified size, thickness, and shape of the flap.
Microbubbles are formed so a knife is not needed
Creating the corneal flap is the most important step of Lasik surgery. Formation of the corneal flap prepares the eye for the second stage of Lasik, when another laser known as an excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea in order to correct vision.
Unlike other methods, the Femtosecond laser creates a corneal flap by applying smaller, but very fast pulses of laser light, rather than with a metal knife - microkeratome. Each laser pulse passes through the surface layers of the cornea, is focused at a predetermined depth, and forms a microscopic bubble at the point in the corneal stroma.. As soon as the Femtosecond laser pulses are sent into the adjacent areas of the cornea, the bubbles coalesce into a coherent whole, and just below the corneal surface a uniform layer of bubbles is formed. As a result, Dr. Boothe can easily separate the tissue.
IntraLasik holds a unique way to create a corneal flap because it allows Dr. Boothe to create a smooth, perfectly flat surface after lifting the cornea flap.
The flap is created in the blink of an eye
Using the latest laser IntraLase technology, the corneal flap is formed rapidly, within about 15 seconds for each eye. The whole laser eye surgery takes about 10 minutes including preparation time. At the end of the procedure the corneal flap that was formed by the Femtosecond laser is gently placed back.
Choose IntraLasik with confidence
Dr. William Boothe safely and effectively carried out over 83, 000 IntraLasik operations using IntraLase technology. Patients reported better quality of vision in the eye after surgery using IntraLasik technology 3 times more frequently than in the eye after traditional Lasik eye surgery.