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ABOUT DR. WILLIAM A. BOOTHE
Since 1987, noted cornea specialist William A. Boothe, M.D., has brought the world into focus with more than 99,000 LASIK laser vision correction procedures.
Dr. Boothe has been for years the most experienced Intralasik surgeon in the world, having performed over 135,000 lasik procedures and 97,000 of those have been "all laser intralasik". His passion for excellence and his commitment to state-of-the-art technology has made Boothe Eye Care and Laser Center one of the premier vision centers in the country.
A pioneer in the field of refractive surgery, Dr. William Boothe was one of the first cornea specialists to be trained in vision correction techniques during his Fellowship. In addition, he was the first cornea-trained surgeon in the Dallas area to use an FDA-approved Excimer laser for refractive surgery. Dr. Boothe was among the first three surgeons in the Dallas area (and one of the first in the country) to use a microkeratome, the instrument that creates the flap during the initial part of ALK and LASIK surgery. The delicate procedure of precisely lifting the flap is critical to overall success of the surgery.
Dr. William Boothe’s peers recognize his experience as he has taught other surgeons his technique in performing the LASIK procedure. Dr. William Boothe is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. William Boothe’s love of medicine and passion for advancing technologies combined to make him a pioneer in ophthalmology.
A native Texan, Dr. Boothe received his undergraduate degree from Rice University with honors and completed his residency at Texas Tech University School of Ophthalmology. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, before serving an internship at Presbyterian Hospital in Internal Medicine. Dr. Boothe completed a cornea fellowship at Jules Stein Eye Institute (University of California Los Angeles Medical School) where he specialized in refractive surgery.
Before choosing ophthalmology as his specialty, Dr. Boothe worked as an emergency room physician. He was the director of the Plano Emergency Center, as well as the director of the Angelo Association Emergency Center in San Angelo, Texas. “I wanted to work in an interesting specialty,” Dr. Boothe said. “Ophthalmology certainly qualified, since it is a fast-paced field that is continually evolving.”
From 1983 until 1986, he was in residence at the Department of Ophthalmology of the Texas Tech University Health Science Center. This was followed by a fellowship in the Cornea-External Disease Division of the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Boothe’s fellowship prepared him to start his own practice. He chose Plano as the site for his clinic, Boothe Eye Care & Laser Center.
From the day he opened his business in 1987, Dr. Boothe was determined that his clinic would offer patients the highest-quality, most effective techniques for improving their vision. “Ophthalmology can dramatically improve the overall quality of life for my patients,” Dr. Boothe says. “That’s what makes my job so worthwhile. I am extremely blessed to have the ability to change the lives of my patients in such a profound way.”
In the early 1990s, Dr. Boothe began performing LASIK laser vision correction surgery, a major breakthrough in the field. In fact, he says, he was the first cornea surgeon in the area to use a laser that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “I insist upon being able to offer my patients the latest advances in the field of laser technology,” Dr. Boothe says. “I research every new device and protocol continually, to ensure I can meet the goal of achieving 20/20 or better vision for every patient.” Boothe Lasik Links
As he adopts new, advanced technologies, Dr. Boothe sets high standards for safety, accuracy and precision. When he decides that a device can perform a procedure according to the strictest standards possible, he works with the device until he is confident it will produce excellent results for patients.
To ensure he stays current on the latest technologies, Dr. Boothe maintains memberships in several professional organizations:
- The American Medical Association
- The Texas Medical Association
- The Texas Ophthalmologic Association
- The Texas Medical Foundation
- The Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology
- The Dallas County Medical Society
- The International Society of Refractive Surgery
- The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- A Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Dr. William Boothe and his family also participate in the community by donating, volunteering and sponsoring multiple organizations. In 2003, Dr. Boothe was a donor to Casa Mañana and A Taste of Arlington, which benefited Theater Arlington. Dr. Boothe has also given to the Heart of Gold Foundation, the YMCA of Arlington, the Colleyville Lions Club, the Colleyville Woman’s Club, the Lone Star Wolves Youth Hockey Association, the Plano Independent School District’s AppleCorps Volunteer Partnership Program, the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association. “Community involvement is a key tenet of my practice,” Dr. Boothe said. “I’ve been so blessed over the years that I deeply enjoy giving back.”
Please feel free to contact Boothe Eye Care & Laser Center at (214) 328-0444 for any additional information or questions that you may have regarding laser vision correction, LASIK, IntraLASIK and Wavefront technology.
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LASIK (Laser in-situ Keratomileusis) is used to correct or reduce moderate to high levels of nearsightedness (myopia), astigmatism and farsightedness (hyperopia).
“My first experience with Dr. Boothe was very important as far as me going forward with having my LASIK procedure performed at Boothe Eye Care & Laser Center."
“He made me feel very relaxed. He’s a very relaxed man and when you get the opportunity to meet him you’ll understand what I’m talking about. He answered all of my questions."
“Today I’m seeing as good as I’ve ever seen before. You know they called me ‘Hawkeye,’ as a kid it became my nickname because of my vision. As years went by, after turning 30-40 years of age, I started reading the newspaper and I wasn't the ‘Hawkeye’ of old. Now I am and that’s because of Dr. Boothe.”
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