Dr. William Boothe Affirms Importance Of Surgical Skill In LASIK Procedures A leading ophthalmologist recent opined that the skill of the LASIK surgeon is more critical than the quality of the technology used- a sentiment with which Dr. William Boothe agrees. Plano, Texas (I- Newswire) September 06, 2012 - When preparing for any kind of surgical procedure, most patients are careful to ensure that they are choosing a surgeon who is skilled, experienced, and reputable. According to one prominent member of the ophthalmologic profession, however, patients selecting a LASIK surgeon do not always exercise this level of care and concern. In a recent press statement, Dr. Iian Cohen, who directs the 5th Avenue Eye Center in Manhattan, said that the skills of the surgeon are crucial for the success of the LASIK procedure- more crucial even than the caliber of equipment used. This statement has won the attention, and the praise, of many distinguished LASIK surgeons, among them Texas' Dr. William Boothe. Boothe has responded to Dr. Cohen's statement with a press statement of his own, ultimately voicing his support for what Cohen said. "We all know the importance of a steady hand and a sharp mind when it comes time for an operation, yet for many Americans, LASIK surgery is considered to be so minor that finding the best possible surgeon is simply unimportant," says Dr. William Boothe. "It is true that these procedures are common, and that LASIK is generally very safe, but it still requires a skilled surgeon to achieve the desired results, with minimal risk of side effects or complications." Dr. William Boothe is uniquely qualified to speak on the topic of LASIK surgical skills. As the practice leader of Boothe Eye Care in Plano, Texas, Dr. Boothe has performed more than 130,000 LASIK procedures to date- more than any other surgeon in the country. "At Boothe Eye Care, we know that the quality of the surgical equipment is important, but it is meaningless when it isn't matched to the right surgical knowhow," he says. "That is why we make it a priority to constantly review the latest medical reports and keep our skills as sharp as possible." Dr. Boothe's comments echo the statements made by Dr. Cohen, in his initial statement to the press. According to Dr. Cohen, the type of technology used by a surgeon may vary, but the truly important consideration is the level of skill. Dr. Cohen affirms that if the surgeon "does not have the proper expertise, he can cause serious and permanent damage to his patient's eyes." ABOUT: Dr. William Boothe is an ophthalmologist who specializes in corneal conditions. Additionally, he provides general care through his practice, Boothe Eye Care. Dr. William Boothe leads the industry in LASIK laser procedures, as he has performed over 130,000 of them over the course of his career. In fact, Dr. William Boothe holds the record for completing the most IntraLASIK operations in the world. Dr. Boothe is a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, International Society of Refractive Surgery, and Texas Ophthalmologic Association.
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