Prnyama works to help relieve anxiety in general. We have found that is especially useful before nerve racking surgical procedures. For those of our readers who are unfamiliar with what is prnayama or pranayama let us go over basic concepts of Yoga.
Yoga is ancient Indian art of improving our mental physical and spiritual health. It was neglected for thousands of years till America discovered its virtues. University based experiments were able to document the benefits of Yoga to reduce Blood pressure and stress based disease.
Yoga relies on pranayama or deep breathing exercises. There are two reasons for it. In line with western medicine the inhaled oxygen is increased with deep breathing. As you may already know oxygen is necessary for our cells to live. Another reason for relying on deep breathing is a spiritual one. IF the creator needs to send us messages the breath is the best route. Everything we eat or come in contact with gets altered before reaching the cells. Breath is delivered pure to all cells including those of the brain.
Armed with knowledge, we at Khanna Vision institute tried this time tested technique on a young adult seeking Lasik eye surgery
This young gentelman had had Road Traffic Accident with brain injury. He did not want to take any additional drugs but was claustrophobic. Rajesh Khanna, MD used deep breathing technique of Prnayama, and his melodious voice to relax him. Before taking him into the Lasik suite Dr.Khanna taught him how to deep breathe and visualize his breath. Dr. K told him to see incoming breath as cool purple color and outgoing breath as green.
Our young patient was pretty enthusiastic with this idea. he also loved the personalized touch. Once inside the laser suite he started with pranayama. After his eye was cleaned and draped he continued with the process. A word of caution: He was instructed to pause when under the laser. We do not want breath to condense on the optics of the advanced laser.
Thus LASIK was performed successfully. The smile tells it all.
If you are contemplating an eye procedure but are anxious, come and see us. If for some reason you cannot have your eye surgeon contact us to learn this art. In the meantime start practicing this cost free method to improve your physical and mental health.
Rajesh Khanna, MD has been a choice for thousands of Los Angeles residents seeking to improve their vision. As you can read in the multiple 5 star reviews patents refer their friends and family to him for the following reasons.
La Daily news leaser declared him to be their Lasik surgeon of choice. This vote was confirmed by readers of Ventura County Star. Than Newsweek showcase selected Dr.Khanna as top 15 leaders in laser vision correction surgery. In 2017 he was awarded the Top 10 Corrective eye surgeons. Sam year he was also bestowed the title of Knight By Prince of Montenegro.
One of the best places to acquire surgical skills. University based teaching in the United States is what everyone dreams of. At the University of Cincinnati he trained for sixteen months in the art and science of Refractive surgery. At SUNY New York he received training in Neuropthamology. Now after learning so much he wishes share his expertise by training a new generation of ophthalmology surgeons at UCLA.
This award was bestowed on Rajesh Khanna MD by the University of Bombay. He specializes in only the most advanced Lasik procedures such as laser wavefront, advanced surface, multi focal lenses, refractive lens exchange and refractive cataract.
In Rajesh Khanna MD’s office one can find only the latest and greatest, FDA approved instruments for the Lasik procedures. Dr Khanna, has offices in Westlake Village and Beverly Hills. .As technology advances, so does Dr. Khanna. He is constantly perfecting his procedures with the safest and most current instruments around. The patient’s reassurance can come from knowing that he is always updating and perfecting himself in the areas that mean the most to him, and that is the patient’s safety and the precision of the procedures he performs.
A journalist once asked Dr. Khanna what he would do if he had Bill Gate’s money. Dr. Khanna replied he would still do LASIK surgery but open more centers around the world to help people reach their full visual potential. Such is the passion which has driven him to complete two residencies in Ophthalmology and two fellowships. He is also on the medical staff for Community Memorial Hospital and Los Robles Hospital.
Steady eye, hand coordination are essential in refractive surgery, so to make sure his hands are always steady and ready Dr. Khanna is involved in some sports such as field hockey and tennis. Practicing these sports help him to maintain his steady hands and his light touch surgical techniques. Everybody, every lifestyle is unique. To Dr. Khanna creating the best possible vision for each lifestyle is important. Every patient is treated like a star. Perhaps that is why so many stars themselves have come to Dr. Khanna.
Rajesh Khanna MD is a miracle worker- Monique Gibbs
Dr. Khanna knows you can choose any LASIK surgeon in Los Angeles so he appreciates his patients, and enjoys the fact that he is helping you see better. You will be happy with your choice. He has personally performed thousands of vision correction surgeries since 1991. More important than numbers however, is quality and results. Your happiness is Dr, Khanna’s goal and he feels his work is not done until you are satisfied. Dr. Khanna’s skills just don’t benefit LASIK patients but others as well. He also specializes in multifocal lenses, refractive lens exchange and refractive cataract.
Rajesh Khanna, MD is sought after contributor to newspapers, online magazines and other media outlets. has been quoted in various magazines and has been interviewed for radio as well as other printed materials. Word of his skill and composure have gotten around and everybody from movie stars, radio personalities, doctors and more have come to have surgery with Dr. Khanna. He is backed by other doctors from around the globe and has received many International Honors for his work in vision care. Dr. Khanna is a current member of the UCLA voluntary faculty, where he shares his surgical skills and expertise in the safest and most effective forms of refractive surgery with a new generation of ophthalmic surgeons. He is also an active member of the top ophthalmology organizations including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Above everything else safety remains his number one concern that is why he personally examines all his patients to rule out any thing that could complicate the LASIK procedure or be damaging to the patient’s eyes. In his quest for safety he has stumbled into a new procedure that is safer and more accurate. Super LASIK, LASIK of the 21st surgery is for those who may not qualify for wavefront LASIK, and results with this new procedure are outstanding and safer than LASIK. Come and see Dr. Khanna and together you can work out a plan that’s right for you. In the end patients are so happy and moved by this experience and their new clear vision that they refer Dr. Khanna to all their friends and family. Other patients of his even include his own staff. When dealing with Dr. Khanna you can expect only the best. He is driven by the need to make sure that the patient and the procedure they will face is safe and free from any pain. Rajesh Khanna, MD has completed school in India and in the United States as well as performing thousands of surgeries since 1991. It is with such extensive training and the repetition of his craft that he finds his confidence and where you, the patient, find comfort.
How to Fix a Lazy Eye is a question often posed by young parents. Lazy Eye is a term used to define an eye that cannot see to its full potential. You may be aware normally an eye should see 20/20. That means that a person standing at 20 feet should see what a normal person sees at 20 feet. If a normal person can see at 40 feet what you see at 20 feet than your vision is 20/40. If after correction with glasses or contact lenses the vision does not improve to 20/20 than the eye is termed as Lazy. The medical nomenclature is Amblyopia.
Let us understand why an eye becomes lazy. The role of eye is transfer information from the surrounding universe to the brain. The eye condenses the light reflected from various objects on the macula. Electric signals generated are transferred to the brain by optic nerve. A specialized area of the brain called the occipital lobe converts these neuroelectrical signals into vision.
Any flaw in this process leads to an Amblyopic or Lazy Eye. There are three types of Lazy Eye.
The first kind is Neurological. This occurs when there is an obstruction in the neurological pathway or the brain. If the optic nerve is not developed, or the conduction pathways are malformed the light is not transmitted to the grey matter. Also the brain may be underdeveloped due to infections or genetic causes. This is the most challenging kind; currently this is not amenable to treatment.
The second kind is deprivation amblyopia. If the light is prevented from reaching the macula, it fails to stimulate the brain. There are various causes for this. Cornea may be opaque. There may be cataract in the lens. The jelly behind the lens may be fibrotic and hazy. The good news is that treatment can be provided. The earlier it is instituted the better the chance of fixing the lazy eye. Cataract procedure may have to be performed even before the baby is one year of age.
The third kind is refractive Amblyopia. The cause is nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. When the eye is very small or very large or has astigmatism significantly higher than the corresponding eye it is at risk of developing Amblyopia. Here the light reaches the macula and messages are delivered to the brain. But the messages are distorted. Since the brain keeps receiving information it has the best potential to recover.
The way to do this is to fix the refractory error. The correct procedure would be influenced by the age and the refractive power. If the numbers are in the range of Lasik eye surgery this may be the simplest procedure. In such instances Lasik may even be performed on kids as young as six years. Sometimes an artificial lens may need to be implanted over the natural lens. If the person is above fifty years of age a presbyopic implant may be the best option.
In summary Refractive Amblyopia has the best chance of improving. This is possible in kids, young adults and even older individuals.
If you have any questions on how to fix a lazy eye please call (805) 230 2126
Glare and fatigue are interrelated.Did you know that glare can be more tiring than actually running a 100 m dash? Yet doctors ignore this important symptom. The reason ophthalmologists don’t like talking about it is because it cannot be measured or quantified. Till now there was no treatment for glare.
Glare is a visual feeling brought on by extreme and also unrestrained illumination. It can be disabling or simply unpleasant. It is subjective, and also level of sensitivity to glare can differ commonly. Older people are generally a lot more sensitive to glow due to the aging qualities of the eye. Impairment glare is the reduction in exposure caused by extreme source of lights in the field of view, while discomfort glare is the experience of inconvenience or perhaps discomfort generated by excessively intense sources (Rea 2000). Compare the glow from the streetlight
to the glare from the luminaires shown here
Reducing glow is an effective means to boost the illumination.
When there is an excessive contrast between the dark locations and also bright locations in the direction of watching, after that glare would certainly result. In other words, when there is way too much light, it will certainly create glare.
The reflected light from screens, shiny objects, LED lights in malls are most often noticed. Another constant complaint is while night driving glare from oncoming headlights of cars makes driving very difficult. Skiers know that ice and water may also induce glare.
Usually the amount of exposure is not much or constant.
A new and common nuisance is the constant glare from the computer screens. It explains a bunch of eye and vision-related troubles that arise from prolonged computer, tablet computer, e-reader and also cellular phone usage. Numerous individuals experience eye pain as well as vision troubles when seeing digital screens for extensive durations. The degree of pain shows up to enhance with the quantity of digital display use.
A simple way would be to eliminate the glare for a day or two and see if you feel better.
Many patients have had to abandon their jobs as the glare affected their mood and health. DO not take this lightly.
Newer Lasik can treat astigmatism and decrease higher order aberrations. This decreases the glare and induced fatigue.
Laser eye surgery Insurance coverage is burning question in people’s mind. In 2018 everybody realizes Lasik has come to stay. We have learned how to overcome the side effects and get a great visual outcome utilizing the latest technology. What hasn’t changed is the ability to afford it. There’s a lot of confusion about coverage of Lasik eye surgery through vision insurance and medical insurance. So we are going to take a look to see how we can analyze the different insurances and rebates to make Laser Eye Surgery affordable in the year 2018
Let us start by stating vision insurance is actually a misnomer. It’s very unclear why vision and dental were cut out of medical insurance to be created as a separate unit. Vision insurance actually would be better called Spectacle and contact lens insurance. Thats what they mainly pay for. We all know eyes are part of the human body. Doctors also know that nearsightedness or farsightedness are a pathology of the eye. It is insurance driven concept that Lasik eye surgery is cosmetic. We tend to disagree with that concept. We believe cosmetic is the way world sees us whereas visual is the way we see the world. Therefore ideally Laser Vision correction should be fully covered. It is not. Lets make the best of the rules laid out.
Vision insurance like VSP or Vision Service Plan, Eyemed, Davis, Spectera and the like don’t cover Lasik eye surgery. They benefit in one of two ways. They negotiate discounts with the Refractive eye surgeon on their plan. Usually it is a discount of fifteen percent from the best available rates. VSP also negotiates directly with laser eye centers. This allows patients to avail a fixed flat fee for this sight improving surgery that is below the market rate. The exact price would depend o the technology used. So Vision insurance discounts are still better than paying the full price but they don’t cover the surgery entirely.
Coming to medical insurance; they may cover some aspects of the care needed before during or after Lasik eye surgery. We are referring to to full eye exams, management of dry eye, insertion of punctual plugs and medically necessary interventions. We are making it explicitly clear that medical insurance is not going to cover Lasik eye surgery. There are certain insurances like in Los Angeles the LA city fire fighters have their union fund which pays $1500 towards each eye Laser Eye Surgery. All over the country there might be such opportunities.
There are certain mediators who negotiate with Lasik eye centers and surgeons to take a discounted rate for certain insurances like Blue Cross Blue Shield. They advertise directly to the members of the insurance groups. They are able to save on marketing costs and pass those discounts to the consumers.
We have saved the best for the last. How about having Uncle Sam to pay for your surgery? With Flex spending plans and Health Savings Accounts or HSA that is possible. These accounts have pre-tax money put in them which could be used for Laser Eye Surgery. For example if you were to pay $4000 from your HSA account it would allow you to save $2000. Because if you made $6000 approximately $2000 would have gone in taxes and you would’ve got only $4000 in hand.
Finally, a note for those people who are really creative and want to apply their mind to Laser eye surgery Insurance coverage. They could combine vision insurance discount with medical insurance coverage and use HSA spending for Lasik; literally make the entire process cost-free to them.
Rajesh Khanna MD has been selected as one of the top 15 laser vision correction specialists in the United States by Newsweek Showcase. He has successfully performed thousands of lasik eye surgery including astigmatic lasik eye surgery. Dr. Khanna is compassionate and treats patients as family members. He is the author of books on Lasik and Presbyopic Implants. He can be contacted at 213-568-0076♦
Newer LASIK is here. The laser used for lasik is shinier faster and more accurate. These factors make it more safer. We always focus on safety. The more safer the procedure the less fear we will have- consciously and subconsciously.
Do you think all LASIK are the same?
Just like all cars are not the same, even though each one usually takes us to our destination. LASIK quality may vary depending on the surgeons experience, LASER used.
It has become much safer since the early days of LASIK in the nineties.
The tracker can follow all micro movements of the eyes.
Experienced surgeons know the limitations of LASIK
Current 4th generation LASERS are more precise. Utilizing knowledge of maths and physics the shape of cornea is maintained similar to that before surgery. This reduces aberrations, which was another cause for visual dissatisfaction. Early lasers were whole beam lasers like carpet-bombing, Newer ones are flying spot or variable spot, yielding precise placement only where needed
The diagnostic Wavefront devices can map visual errors more accurately and even show the surgeon what the patient is seeing.
The flap designing instruments are more refined and tested. They are more friendly to the eyes.
Sterilization techniques have improved.
Blend zones (a way of applying the computer controlled laser) and larger zones have decreased the incidence of glare and haloes.
More than 5 million procedures have been performed. The cumulative data has yielded learning points which would have taken a surgeon a lifetime to accumulate. Dedicated LASIK surgeons have access to this data, and can use the wisdom of their peers. As the computer chips have advanced they have increased the speed and response rate of the lasers. The surgeon has power to override all these gizmos. Hence an attentive surgeon with quick reflexes is still the most important.
If not candidate for LASIK, Advanced surface ablation or epilasik an option.
Blended vision for better distance and near reading.
Newly discovered drops reduce pain and increase tear production. Modern materials help preserves tears and keep the eyes moist
As important as the car is the driver. Age restrictions. Numbers of successful surgeries done are important.
Are lasers maintained by authorized companies? The assistants are certified and only Licensed operators used.
If by any chance you were not able to comprehend the stuff above it does not matter- rest assured we understand. We apply the same knowledge when we touch your precious eyes – so place your trust in us.
IDESIGN WAVESCAN STUDIO:
The nature of eye surgery technology has changed drastically over the past few years, and the iDesign Wavescan Studio is one of the most innovative systems on the market at the moment. This studio has been based on the designs of the Abbott scientists that work on the James Webb Space Telescope built by NASA. Now, the same technology is being used to improve the lens of the eye and the sight in humans. It uses the same basis as LASIK surgery, but patients can look forward to an even better and more enhanced experience.
What is it?
The iDesign Wavescan Studio has the capacity to capture more than 1,200 micro readings of the eye. At the same time it can also identify the shape of the cornea, its curvature, how light passes through the eye and how pupil changes in diameter in different light settings. All of this is done in one single 3-second scan that can be used to correct vision. It actually personalises the entire eye surgery for the patient, because no one human being has exactly the same eye shape. This will allow surgeons to give the patient a better result at the end of the recovery period.
The details that can be detected by the iDesign Wavescan Studio can analyse details of the eye that no other piece of equipment has ever been able to do before. It has even been tested to see if it can improve the vision of people who have no visible symptoms of myopia or presbyopia. These patients reported that they could see clearer, reduction in glare, and better vision whilst driving the night and day time. This studio has been improved in several countries and is available in the United States of America.
Like all things that we undergo, the iDesign Wavescan Studio is not without its precautions. There are conditions and factors to weigh up before you opt for this treatment.