Dr. William Boothe Discusses Excimer Laser Systems
The excimer laser systems, which were designed for the Lasik procedure, are at the forefront of today’s healthcare technology. The first excimer laser was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the second half of the 1990′s. Within ten years following the initial approval, several companies have jumped into the race to capture market share in the newly created laser eye surgery industry. They started to invest in research and development of new technologies, which have played a great role in subsequent advancements.
As companies design and create new devices they also are focusing on selling their laser systems to the surgeons and create awareness among as many potential patients as possible. Dr. William Boothe, the director of Boothe EyeCare in Plano, says there are a lot of sites on the internet that are reviewing or advertising new machines made by those companies. Anyone who thinks of having an eye laser surgery and wants to find some information on the internet, will surely encounter a great amount of advertisements by various companies aimed to convince him or her that there is no better choice than their model in the market. But the truth is that each of the laser devices differs from the others to some extent, while the overall difference is minimal. Cutting-edge advancements in the field of eye surgery do not happen every day…
There are various types of excimer laser systems that have been approved by the FDA and are considered to be safe. According to Dr. Boothe, four of the companies that now offer the most in-demand laser devices and diagnostic equipment are Alcon, VISX, and Bausch & Lomb, and Nidek. By the way, Nidek is still awaiting FDA approval for its newest wavefront technology.
When thinking about laser eye surgery most patients concern themselves with getting the 20/20 vision. Research shows that the level of accuracy achieved with each of the latest generation of laser devices is very high and the results are more than ninety nine percent accurate.
Dr. Boothe notes that the quality of night vision is another essential concern for people having laser eye surgery. After undergoing a Lasik procedure, some people complain about symptoms of decreased night eyesight, glare, and halos. Recent research has proven that the VISX and Alcon laser systems are the most efficacious in reducing visual aberrations during night. In addition, of all laser devices VISX system shows the best results when it comes to night vision. If you live in the Dallas area, come in for a complimentary eye exam and talk to our Lasik specialists about the unique qualities of each system. They can help you to identify which treatment best suits your eyes’ condition.