Corrective eye surgery is done only if the vision should be corrected, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness, and if there are ocular abnormalities or disease.Approximately two weeks before your surgery, if you wear contact lenses, you will have to stop using them. At Boothe EyeCare Center your eye will be thoroughly examined b yparameters such as intraocular pressure, corneal refraction, the depth of the anterior eye chamber, and the thickness of the cornea.
Sequence of surgery
Lasik vision correction is able to correct myopia up to -6 diopters, farsightedness up to +3 diopters, and astigmatism to -4 diopters.This operation does not include removal of the epithelium, and performs on the surface layersof the cornea.The laser carefully evaporates layers of the cornea based on the patient data that was collected in the computer. This process takes about 60 seconds. Dr. William Boothe then performs the vision correction and the corneal flap is returned to its original position.The final result of the Lasik operation is seen after four to six weeks.
After the procedure, when the anesthetic drops wear off, your eyes may become watery or swollen. These side effects may be avoided by having Dr. Boothe prescribe special drops.
About 30 minutes after surgery Dr. Boothe conducts a control check to ensure the success of the laser eye operation. He prescribes you drops that you will use in the first weeks after surgery. For five days, special protective contact lenses are superimposed on your eyes. The final result of the Lasik operation can be evaluated in a few weeks. The assistant will schedule from four to six postoperative examinations, after 24 – 48 hours, a week after surgery, one month, three, six and 12 months after surgery.
The following postoperative, but short-term complications can occur:
1-2 days after surgery you may experience watery eyes, swollen eyelids, foreign body sensation in eye
- an unsatisfactory result of the surgery that may be adjusted additionally
- violation of the healing process, infections
- dry eyes (special moisturizing drops may be prescribed).
At Boothe Eye Care & Laser Center you will find experienced counselors that can help you schedule afree consultation with Dr. Boothe. Call us at (214) 318-0444.