BoozmanHof Blog

25 Nov 20
Advancements In LASEK

Advancements in LASEK

In general, medical procedures evolve and improve over time. This is especially true with LASEK eye surgery. The latest LASEK technology hardly resembles the original procedure first introduced decades ago.  LASEK Then Although LASEK eye surgery formally began being performed in the 1990s, its roots date back to the 1960s. During the early days of LASEK-type procedures, the surgeon would use a mechanized tool with a blade to create the corneal flap and a somewhat crude (by today’s standard) laser to reshape the corneal surface. With the introduction of the excimer laser, the procedure became more precise and resulted in…

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18 Nov 20
Who Is Not Suitable For Laser Eye Surgery?

Who is Not Suitable for Laser Eye Surgery?

Not everyone is a good candidate for laser eye surgery. There are several reasons why laser eye surgery may not be a good choice of vision correction for some patients. Below is some information about who is not suitable for laser eye surgery: Those who are younger than 18 years old. Laser eye surgery results are considered permanent. However, a person's eye can change throughout life. Because vision can change dramatically during the adolescent years, laser eye surgery is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Those who are pregnant or nursing. Hormone fluctuations during pregnancy and nursing…

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11 Nov 20
Traditional Vs. Laser Cataract Surgery

Traditional vs. Laser Cataract Surgery

If the lens inside your eye has become cloudy, you may want to consider cataract surgery. During cataract surgery in BoozmanHof, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens (called an intraocular lens, or IOL) to restore clear vision. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and does not require an overnight stay in a hospital or other care facility. When considering cataract surgery, there are two main options to consider: traditional and laser: Traditional Cataract Surgery – The traditional approach to cataract surgery requires the surgeon to make a tiny incision on the side…

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04 Nov 20
What Questions Should I Ask My LASEK Surgeon?

What Questions Should I Ask My LASEK Surgeon?

Choosing to undergo LASEK surgery is an important, potentially life-changing decision. Prior to your LASEK surgery, you will get the chance to ask your surgeon all the questions you want to ask. To help you make an informed decision, Our Doctors at BoozmanHof in Rogers recommends the following list of questions to ask during your consultation. Get to Know Your LASEK Surgeon What is your professional training? How many years of experience do you have? How many LASEK procedures have you performed? Do you perform any other types of vision treatment? How many of your patients achieve vision results of 20/20…

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25 Oct 20
Are LASEK And PRK The Same Thing?

Are LASEK and PRK the Same Thing?

If you are considering laser eye surgery, there are several options to examine. Two of the most well-known laser vision correction procedures are LASEK (Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) and PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy). Both procedures have their pros and cons, and a visit to Our Doctors in Rogers can help you determine if either type of surgery is best for you based on your specific vision needs. When it comes to comparing LASEK versus PRK, the procedures have both similarities and differences. LASEK and PRK are both refractive eye surgeries that can be used to correct the following vision issues: Myopia…

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18 Oct 20
LASIK Technology

LASIK Technology

LASEK surgery is the most popular laser vision correction procedure performed today, and for good reason. Ongoing advancements in laser technology have made way for successful surgeries and better visual outcomes. At BoozmanHof in Rogers, Our Doctors utilize the latest advancements in LASEK surgery to offer patients the best possible vision correction experience. The most advanced LASIK techniques include: Bladeless - LASEK involves reshaping the cornea to correct the refractive error. To access the cornea, a flap must be made. In previous vision correction techniques, the flap was created using a hand-held bladed tool. Modern LASEK techniques utilize a femtosecond…

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11 Oct 20
Is LASEK Permanent?

Is LASEK Permanent?

In general, LASEK eye surgery is considered to be a permanent way to correct vision. Given that the procedure takes roughly 30 minutes total to complete, this is pretty impressive. Over the last several decades, LASEK results have proven to be very stable. After the initial healing period of 3 to 6 months, your distance visual acuity should remain the same for the rest of your life (provided, of course, that you don't develop cataracts or some other age-related eye disease). Rarely, a small percentage of patients will experience regression - a return of some nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. If…

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04 Oct 20
Does LASEK Treat Nearsightedness?

Does LASEK Treat Nearsightedness?

Nearsightedness, medically known as myopia, is a refractive error many people are born with or develop as they age. Myopia is the most common refractive error of the eye. If you are nearsighted, you typically will have difficulty reading road signs and seeing distant objects clearly, but will be able to see well for close-up tasks such as reading and computer use. Other signs and symptoms of myopia include squinting, eye strain and headaches. Feeling fatigued when driving or playing sports also can be a symptom of uncorrected nearsightedness. Myopia is not a disease, but rather a condition.  What Causes…

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25 Sep 20

Can You Have LASEK if You’re Over 40?

When a person’s near vision begins to diminish, sometime after age 40, many incorrectly assume that readers, bifocal/progressive glasses are the only options to see up close. Fortunately, this is far from the truth. Today, with the latest LASEK technology, there are several LASEK options for patients over age 40. Everyone over 40 will eventually suffer from presbyopia - the inability to see close-up. As your body ages, the natural lens of the eye loses its flexibility. Since this is a natural condition of the lens of the eye and not the cornea, it affects everyone; from normal glasses and contact…

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18 Sep 20
What Is The Average Age For Cataract Surgery?

What is the Average Age for Cataract Surgery?

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Your eye’s natural lens is located directly behind the pupil and is made up of mostly water and protein. As you get older, the protein parts of the lens can begin to clump together. These clumps start small but grow larger over time. The bigger they get, the more they can compromise your vision. A cataract can make objects appear blurry. It can also make colors seem less bright. Cataracts are a common condition, especially for older people. Cataracts typically begin developing in people age 40 years and older but…

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