This year, the joint conference of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology was excited to bring thousands of eye care professionals and industry leaders to the Moscone Center located in San Francisco. Held October 24-27, this event featured more than 1500 peer-evaluated scientific presentations, in addition to over 100 hours of free scientific sessions. One attendee, the noted LASIK Dallas surgeon, Dr. William Boothe, was proud to make the trek from his Texas home due to the high level of ophthalmologists present and the demonstrations of some of the latest technology available for vision correction. With more than 113,000 surgeries to his credit, Dr. Boothe is the most experienced IntraLASIK surgeon in the world, a commendation he, along with his team at Boothe Eye Care, take very seriously. His participation in the 2009 AAO-PAAO is just one sign of the high level of practitioners who were present in San Francisco.
The Tom Landry Classic held its tenth annual competition on August 29, 2009, at the Southern Methodist University’s Gerald J. Ford stadium. The Tom Landry Classic was started with respects to Tom Landry, the acclaimed, legendary coach of the Dallas Cowboys from 1960-1988. The event is one of the largest competitions in high school football in the country, and receives more than 22,500 people in attendance. In addition, the event offers a scholarship to the winning team’s event participants, including football players, student mangers, student trainers, band members, cheerleaders and field performers.
Dr. William Boothe and his team at Boothe Eye Care and Laser Center are one of the few corporate sponsors of the event, contributing to the event’s prized scholarship. Dr. William Boothe feels strongly about being involved in the Tom Landry Scholarship, a donation to students who demonstrate excellence in leadership, integrity, academics and community service.
In 2009, Dr. Boothe and the Boothe Eye Care team, along with other corporate sponsors, awarded the Tom Landry Classic Scholarship to Emily Giffin, Will Johnson and Scott Lopano of the Southlake Carroll Dragons.
In addition to his reputation for his generous nature, Dr. Boothe is a highly acclaimed, top LASIK Dallas surgeon. Many patients travel throughout the state of Texas to visit the comprehensive eye center of Boothe Eye Care and receive the care they need with compassionate, knowledgeable professionals.
William Boothe, MD, has been practicing refractive surgery since 1987, giving him more than two decades of experience in serving patients’ eye care needs. He began his career by completing an undergraduate degree from Rice University and a medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Following medical school, he completed an internal medicine internship at Presbyterian Hospital, an ophthalmology residency at Texas Tech University School of Ophthalmology and a cornea fellowship at Jules Stein Eye Institute, where he specialized in refractive surgery. His advanced education combined with his extensive experience makes him a leading LASIK surgeon throughout Texas.
Once again, Doctor Boothe, along with his team, have been recognized with the Consumers’ Choice Award for LASIK in Dallas, an award voted on by consumers throughout the area. This is the fourth year that Dr. Boothe has been selected to receive this prestigious distinction, and one he takes very highly.
Since the day it opened its doors, Doctor Boothe Eye Care and the Dallas LASIK specialists who work there have been committed to providing exemplary patient care in a state-of-the-art facility. With the latest technology at his fingertips, including IntraLASIK technology with the IntraLase laser, Doctor Boothe takes pride in providing his patients with the technology necessary for a customized laser vision correction.
Dr. Boothe is famous for his experience since he is most experienced IntraLASIK surgeon in the world, and has performed more than 99,000 LASIK vision procedures during his career. With such a high level of experience and dedication to patient satisfaction, he leads the Dr. Boothe Eye Care team with a level of knowledge and determination surpassed by very few surgeons.
To learn more about laser vision correction at Boothe Eye Care and Laser Center, please contact the facility at (214) 328-0444 to schedule and consultation with Dr. Boothe and a member of his team.
Many patients have heard about LASIK eye surgery as a way to eliminate their dependency on glasses and contact lenses. Many people are apprehensive about undergoing such a procedure since they are scared to have some “cut” on their eyes. To help alleviate some of the fear, Dr. William Boothe, a leading laser eye surgeon located in Dallas has provided a basic understanding of what happens during a LASIK procedure.
After a one-on-one consultation at Boothe Eye Care and Laser Center, many patients return a few days later to undergo their vision correction procedure. On the day of surgery, patients are asked to arrive to the center an hour prior to their surgery time. This allows the team at Boothe Eye Care and Laser Center to sit down with the patient to complete any necessary paperwork while also prepping the patient for surgery. During the surgery a patient will lay flat on a comfortable table with their head stabilized. After propping the eyes open, Dr. Boothe will anesthetize the eye before beginning the actual surgery. The first surgical step is the creation of the corneal flap. This is done to allow access to the cornea, which is the site of the refractive error. Creation of the corneal flap can be done one of two ways. One way is with a microkeratome, which is a bladed instrument. The other way, and the way Dr. Boothe performs the surgery, is with a femtosecond laser. Dr. William Boothe is proud to offer his patients the iFS femtosecond laser which is one of the safest on the market. By using a laser to create the corneal flap, it allows patients to have “Blade-Free” LASIK. Once the corneal flap is created, Dr. Boothe will carefully fold it back. At this point a cool excimer laser is used to ablate, or smooth, the cornea. This corrects the refractive error that causes the patient to need prescription vision correction.
Once the surgery is complete, Dr. Boothe will gently turn the corneal flap to its original position, where it will act as a natural bandage. This allows LASIK surgery to be a stitches free procedure.
After surgery and the corresponding tests, patients will typically be able to return home. Though they will not be able to drive themselves home, many patients vision is so dramatically improved that by the next day they are able to get behind the wheel without their glasses or contact lenses.
To learn more about LASIK surgery in Dallas with Dr. Boothe, please contact Boothe Eye Care and Laser Center at (214) 328-0444.
Refractive Errors - imperfections in the focusing power of the eye, for example, hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism( DR. WILLIAM A. BOOTHE)
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Dr William Boothe => Overcorrection is a complication of refractive surgery where the expected amount of correction is more than desired and often occurs where healing regresses less vigorously than predicted.
Acuity is clearness, or sharpness of vision.
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INTACS, is a procedure for reducing a mild degree of myopia and is being studied for reducing both hyperopia and astigmatism. INTAC inserts are an alternative to laser surgery. INTAC inserts are tiny, crescent-shaped prescription material made of plastic polymer. The inserts are implanted in the periphery of the cornea during a surgery process. They are usually not noticeable and require no maintenance like contacts. The effect they have is to flatten the cornea for better focusing and providing crisp vision. INTAC inserts can be removed and replaced if a need for prescription changes. Removal of INTAC inserts causes vision to regress to the condition they were before the insertion of INTACs.
Topography - (tuh-PAHG-ruh-fee) The contours of a surface; as in corneal topography, which can be recorded by a corneal topographer.( DR. WILLIAM A. BOOTHE - LASIK SURGERY)
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Dr. William Boothe => As we age, the lens of the eyes becomes rigid, loses its flexibility, and thus its ability to focus as well. The exact cause of presbyopia is still under research and debate. One theory is that the fibers in the lens become stiffened and are unable to change shape as well. Another theory is that the lens grows too big and is not able to change shape as well. Other factors such as trauma, occupation, and lifestyle may be factors as well.
Newer allergy eye-drop preparations: Recently, new classes of eye drops for the treatment of itching due to allergy have become available over the counter. Zaditor, a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drop, is an example of these.
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Anterior Ocular Segment - A name for the parts of the eye that are in front of the lens, namely, the cornea, anterior chamber, iris and ciliary body
The inner sides of the eyelids, which touch the front surface of surface of the eye, are covered by a thin membrane (the palpebral conjunctiva) that produces mucus to lubricate the eye. This thin membrane folds back on itself and covers the visible sclera of the eyeball. (This continuation of the palpebral conjunctiva is called the bulbar conjunctiva.) Natural oil for the tears is produced by tiny glands located at the edges of the eyelids, providing additional lubrication for the eye. The main component of tears are formed by the lacrimal gland located under the upper lid at the outer corner of the eye. The tears are composed of a combination of the substances produced by the lacrimal gland, the oil glands, and the mucus glands. Tears flow toward the nasal side of the eye and drain into the lacrimal sac in the area between the eye and the side of the nose( LASIK DALLAS - Dr William A. Boothe)
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LASIK DALLAS - Dr William Boothe => Flying Spot - A method of applying the excimer laser light used in refractive surgery. A flying spot laser is used, which has a 1mm - 2mm diameter light beam. The computer that controls the laser is programmed to send pulses to changing spots on the cornea, with no spots overlapping. Part of the ophthalmic laser system is an eye tracker, which responds to all eye movement during surgery. So even if the eye moves while it’s being treated, the entire targeted area will be treated, because the treatment plan has determined where the laser should shine, in the series of flying spots that will cover it entirely, and the whole system moves to correspond with any eye movements during surgery.
Dominant Eye - The eye that looks directly at an object. The non-dominant eye looks at it from a slight angle, and this combination creates depth perception.
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Rapid changes in blood sugar can cause temporary blurring of vision in both eyes even if retinopathy is not present.( DR. WILLIAM BOOTHE - EYE CENTER)
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LASIK EYE - Dr William Boothe => Astigmatism - a distortion of the image on the retina caused by irregularities in the cornea or lens
With any type of glaucoma, periodic examinations are very important to prevent vision loss. Because glaucoma can progress without you noticing, changes to your treatment may be necessary from time to time
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Pseudoexfoliation abnormal deposits of white, flaky material seen on the structures in the front part of the eye that may be associated with cataracts and high pressure in the eye or glaucoma.
Transition Zone - In a laser procedure, the area between the optical ablation zone and the untreated area of the cornea. The laser removes tissue more deeply in the center of the ablation zone, and gradually tapers off through the transition zone, to the original corneal tissue outside the ablation zone.( LASIK EYE - DR WILLIAM A. BOOTHE)
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Dr William A. Boothe => To correct astigmatism contacts called toric, can be specially designed for people with astigmatism. Minor degrees of astigmatism can be corrected with soft toric lenses. High degrees of astigmatism are better corrected with eyeglasses or RGP toric contact lenses. Toric contact lenses are more expensive than normal contacts because of the extra correction provided on them. Surgical treatments for astigmatism include LASIK Eye Surgery (Laser in-situ keratomileusis) and CK (Conductive keratoplasty) for people over 40, Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK), and Orthokeratology. LASIK reshapes the cornea by removing tissue. In Astigmatic Keratotomy, an older treatment, an eye care surgeon places incisions in the periphery of the cornea to change its shape for better vision. Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, uses RGP contact lenses to gradually reshape the cornea. The reshaping of the cornea is not permanent however and the special contact lenses will still be worn a few hours a day to keep the new shape. Only minor degrees of astigmatism are best treated with this method. The correction of astigmatism is constantly being researched. New advances in materials and technology will greatly help people with astigmatism see clearly again.
If you notice words looking blurry on a page, a dark or empty area in the center of your vision, or crookedness of straight lines, you may have symptoms of macular degeneration. You may lose vision in one eye but be able to see well out of the other eye. You will notice central vision problems more quickly if both eyes have macular degeneration.
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Conjunctivitis - (kun-junk-tih-VI-tis) Inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is a thin mucus membrane covering the inside surfaces of the eyelids and the white outer surface of the eye. It looks reddened and itches. It’s a contagious conditions and can be treated with eyedrops.
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