Boothe Laser Center Discusses If Lasik can correct Nearsightedness
Yes, nearsightedness or myopia can be corrected using LASIK eye procedure. LASIK is a common eye procedure performed to correct refractive errors of the eyes. LASIK surgery to treat myopia or nearsightedness is becoming popular. It is the safest method available now. By doing the LASIK procedure, people with nearsightedness can stop using contact lenses and spectacles. After performing this procedure, patients can continue with their daily activities and even engage in sports without fearing about their vision. The success of the LASIK procedure depends on the degree of nearsightedness. Majority of the cases with nearsightedness can be corrected by using LASIK eye procedure.
LASIK eye surgery is the most effective and safest technique for correcting nearsightedness below 10 diopters. LASIK surgery is commonly used in correcting myopia because about 90% of patients with myopia have the disorder below 10 diopters. The refractive power of the eyes is modified using LASIK which allows light rays to focus adequately onto the retina. The main layers of the eyes are called epithelium, endothelium and stroma. The curvature of the stroma is modified using LASIK eye procedure for corneal reshaping. Dr. Boothe of Boothe Laser Center will use an excimer laser to perform the LASIK eye surgery which creates pulses with the help of ultraviolet rays.
Every pulse created by the light removes a microscopically thin layer of cornea which helps in reshaping the corneal curvature. In order to correct nearsightedness, LASIK eye surgery decreases the corneal curvature and makes the cornea flatter. To achieve this, removal of corneal tissue should be done carefully in a circular pattern. The technique of applying pulses by the excimer laser under the thin flap of the corneal tissue is the heart of the LASIK eye procedure. LASIK surgery removes only a small amount of tissue which thickness is less than a human’s hair.
If you have myopia, a routine eye check up would be performed by Dr. Boothe and his assistants. This condition normally begins at childhood or early teenage years and the effect of myopia varies from person to person – it can be diagnosed as mild, moderate or high. Corrective surgery may not be required in mild cases. Newborns are slightly farsighted, but as the child grows, the eyes develop normally. A major cause of myopia is the elongated eyeball and because of this, the light ray falling in to the eyes focuses the object in front of the retina. In case of normal eyes without vision problems, the light rays should fall on the retina.
Nearsightedness can be treated using contact lenses or specs, but the LASIK eye procedure cures the condition once and for all with corneal reshaping. The goal of correcting nearsightedness with Lasik is to enable you to have normal vision without using lenses or be less dependent on lenses. Some of the advanced methods used by Dr. William Boothe of Boothe Eyecare to cure nearsightedness are LASIK, PRK and Phakic Intraocular lenses. Dr. Boothe will decide on which type of treatment is required for the patient in order to correct the vision by evaluating your condition using different tests.