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What is Cataract Eye Surgery?

A method to enhance vision by removing the natural lens which turns hazy and in many cases opaques.

  1. In the past and maybe still in some third world countries the lens was removed in toto.

  2. Currently in Los Angeles, USA the most common is to open the natural lens and remove only its contents.

  3. Dr. Khanna replaces these degenerated lens fibers with state of the art biocompatible synthetic lens implants.

  4. So it is similar to an engine oil change. Out with the bad and in with the good.

  5. It is vey important to remember that Dr.K does not like to replace the entire lens.

  6. Keeping the outer covering of the lens intact allows him to place the artificial new lens in a natural stable position.

  7. If the entire lens were to be removed there would be no support for the replacement implant.


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What is Advanced Cataract Surgery?

Small incision : The size of the wound affects astigmatism. Smaller wounds also heal quicker.



PIE: Presbyopic Implants in eye. These special lenses inserted in a natural position allow good vision at all distances, in each eye.



Laser cataract surgery: Femtosecond lasers for cataract surgery add precision to the procedure.



No astigmatism: Astigmatism free results give better visual outcomes.



Quick recovery: Allows you to return to daily activity and work sooner.



No patch : You don’t need to look like a pirate.



No needles : Do you really want to be poked around the eye? If not come to us.



No pain: We have enough pain as we age. Fear of pain prevents people from having eye surgery. We strive to make the experience pain free.



No stitch: The small openings do not require needles and threads. Stitches cause foreign body sensation and redness.



No wait: Tired of waiting weeks to see your HMO/ACO doctor? Come to us. Quick appointments. We respect your time and you will be seen at your appointed time.



Good outcomes: The purpose of surgery is to deliver great results. All steps carefully executed lead to amazing vision.





Cataract Surgery what to expect – FAQ



Are you sedated for cataract surgery? In modern advanced cataract surgery patients are given the option for sedation. Many choose not to be sedated. They want to get up and get back to activities of daily living. Some want to avoid the side effects of the drugs. Few anxious people want deeper sedation. An anesthetist titrates the depth of sedation to each persons requirements.



How long does it take to recover from cataract surgery? Most people who have topical cataract surgery recover in a few hours. The rest may take a day or two.



What kind of anesthesia is used for cataract surgery? Topical, local and rarely general anesthesia may be given. Most cataract surgeries are performed with topical drops with monitored anesthesia care.



What happens when you have cataract surgery? The natural lens is opened. The contents are dissolved. The liquid remnants are pulled out. A new synthetic implant is inserted in its place.



What will happen if cataract is left untreated? It will continue to grow. Its color changes from white to yellow. Finally it can become red or black. Cataracts are the leading cause of preventable blindness in the world.



How painful is cataract surgery? Modern day cataract surgery in skilled hands is pain free.



Can they put you to sleep for cataract surgery? Yes if needed a person can be put to sleep for cataract surgery.





Can a cataract come back after surgery? Once the content of cataracts are removed they can NEVER come back. Some cells might try to grow back . They can be zapped with a Yag laser.



Can the cataract surgery be redone? Dr. Khanna has experience in fixing eyes where the outcome was not optimal. These patients were referred to him. Either the wrong power implant was put or astigmatism was induced. Some others had a loose lens in the eye.



Can I have cataract surgery on both eyes at the same time? It is possible to do so. Yet in the Uniited States this is not the norm. Insurance companies do not like it. They reduce payments.



How long do you have to wait to drive after cataract surgery? Usually 24 hours. People who do not take a lot of anesthetic drugs can recover earlier. Our patients like Actors may get called to work same day. We ensure they can audition if required.



What is the success rate of cataract surgery? It is one of the most successful surgery doctors perform. Each individual surgeon tabulates his own success rate. Average is in the high nineties.



Can you get blind from cataract surgery? The chances of having an accident on the streets of Los Angeles are higher than going blind after cataract surgery. We do follow a lot of precautions and safety factors to prevent the same.



How long does it take for blurriness to go away after cataract surgery? In a few hours on average.



Can I use my old glasses after cataract surgery? The prescription changes after cataract eye surgery. A new pair of glasses will be prescribed a month to three after the procedure.



What can I expect after cataract surgery? You can expect to see better. All colors will be more vivid. Driving at night will feel safer.



Can you remove a cataract without surgery? A lot of research has gone into this effort. So far no drops nor laser has been able to reverse cataracts.



Do you still need to wear glasses after cataract surgery? The majority of our patients do not wear any glasses ever. They chose to have the latest presbyopia implants in their eyes. This allows them to see at all distances. If you just go with the older monofocal implants than you will need glasses.



How long before you can get new glasses after cataract surgery? Two to three months.



Can your eyes change after cataract surgery? Yes they can.



Do I need cataract surgery? You are the best judge of this question. If your activities like work, sports driving cooking and the like are being restricted by cataracts, than you should consider cataract surgery with an experienced cataract surgeon.



If you have further questions about cataract surgery: Please contact us today!




Do not settle for older methods.Your eyes are important. Decide what you want out of the procedure. Its a once in a lifetime opportunity to do any with all sorts of contact lenses and glasses.



You have probably heard about it but what is interesting is that your grandparents have probably heard about it. Even their grandparents knew about cataract surgery. Over the years, cataract surgery has advanced so much. The surgical finesse has become so much better that the modern day cataract surgery is way ahead the cataract surgery that was performed 60-70 years ago.

Yes we have come a long way in our techniques and outcomes for cataract surgery.

  1. Multiple written recommendations from past patients: ​Before there was social media people use to pen their feelings. Yes, they grabbed a pen and wrote on paper. Some still prefer to that. You will read hundreds of written testimonials when you come to visit our office in Beverly Hills or Westlake Village.​​​


  2. Had courage to operate on Mom, wife son! ​When a doctor treats his cataract and lasik patients​​​ like family operating on real family becomes easier. Dr. Rajesh Khanna will bring the same love and affection to you.


7 Myths Cataract Surgery

Possible Complications of Cataract Surgery

Infection and Bleeding – these two are common complications that can happen in surgeries and cataract surgery is no exception to this complication.



Posterior Capsule Opacity – this is one of the most common complications of cataract surgery. This side effect happens when the lens capsule protecting the eye lens grows cells from the outer layer of the cornea onto the capsule. This will then result into a hazy vision. Nevertheless, a laser treatment procedure can correct this. This complication may happen in 20% of cataract surgery patients.



Double Vision – Double vision happens when the implanted intraocular lens gets out of place or dislocated. This can be treated by your eye surgeon by re-positioning your dislocated lens. If the dislocation happens again, this can be corrected by sewing the lens in place.



Droopy eyelid or swelling: More common with prolonged surgeries using a speculum to pry the eye open.



Decreased vision or Cystoid macula edema: Found more often with Surgeons using a high level of illumination directly focussed on the eye



Retinal detachment : A curtain coming in front of eyes. Highly nearsighted people are more prone to this



Dislocated lens material: In cases of complicated surgery.



Pain : from the increase in intraocular eye pressure.



Redness : If conunctival tissue has been tampered with by the cataract surgeon.



Light Sensitivity: multifactorial.



Cataract surgery complications, like the ones mentioned above, should be reported immediately to your doctor as soon as you notice them. One reason for this is because in just a few weeks or months post-surgery, the implanted lens can grow in place. This will then become a lot harder for your surgeon to remove or reposition.

How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery?



Prior to your cataract surgery, Dr. Khanna will:



  1. Discuss in detail exactly what you can expect from the procedure.


  2. Perform a complete eye exam, and thoroughly review your medical history.


  3. Determine the type of refractive lens you will use.


  4. Provide you with instructions about what to eat and drink before your surgery.


  5. Provide you with instructions about which medications you should stop taking before your surgery.




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