Q1. Is Keratoconus eye disease hereditary? A1. Genetics are supposed to play a part in transmission of this disease.
Q2. Neither my parents nor my grand parents had the disease. Why did I get it? A2. Your grandparents may have had subtle disease. In those times diagnostic equipment to detect this sight threatening disease did not exist. There is also a possibility that your disease may be a new mutation. Finally there is a chance it may be not be hereditary.
Q3. Besides genes is there any cause for getting Keratoconus? A3. Rubbing the eye is a major culprit. In fact there is a school of thought that this is the major common pathway for progression. So please do not tub your eyes.
Q. Does vision insurance like VSP or Spectra cover surgical treatment of keratoocnus? A. VSP covers for contact lens like scleral contact lens for improving vision in keratoconus eyes. They do not reimburse for cornea cross linking or intacs.
Q. Which medical insurance covers cxl for keratoconus? A. Many medical insurances have started reimbursing for prevention of progression of keratoconus. An important caveat is that the surgeon has to be certified to use FDA approved riboflavin. Currently Avedro Photrexa is the only FDA approved.
Q.If I have a high deductible, can I still have cxl? A. Yes you may even use affordable monthly payment plans.
Q. Can i use my flex or HSA plan towards my keratoconus eye procedure. A. Since this is a medically necessary procedure you can pay for it by HSA or FLEX funds.
LASIK, which is acronym that stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a popular surgery used to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. LASIK or Lasik, commonly referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction, is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (blurred vision).
LASIK works on the principle that by reshaping the cornea, the clear front part of the eye, light traveling through the cornea is properly focused onto the retina, which is located in the back of the eye.
LASIK Surgery meaning
During LASIK eye surgery, the instrument used is called a microkeratome or femtosecond laser which creates a thin flap in the cornea. The corneal flap is then painlessly peeled back and the underlying corneal tissue which emerges is reshaped using another laser. The LASIK procedure may be done on one or both eyes during the same session, one after the other. The excimer laser is used to reshape the corneal tissue underneath the peeled back corneal flap. A liitle part of the flap (the part which has not been peeled back) acts as a hinge and connection preventing it from being completely separated from the cornea. Glasses or contact lenses are designed to compensate for the eye's imperfections. Surgical procedures aimed at improving the focusing power of the eye is called LASIK surgery which may remove or minimize the uses of glasses (spectacles) or contact lenses. 9
LASIK Eye Surgery candidate
Criteria for a Good LASIK Candidate. 1. Your Eyes Must Be Healthy. 2. Your Cornea Must Have Sufficient Thickness. 3. Your Pupils Must Not Be Overly Large. 4. Your Prescription Must Be Within Certain Limits. 5. You Must Be Over A Certain Age. 6. You Must Have Stable Vision For At Least A Year. 7. You Must Be In Good Health. 8. If You Are Pregnant, You Should Delay Surgery 9. You should have realistic expectations
LASIK Eye surgery age
Age: Most providers won't perform LASIK on those under 18 because eyes tend to keep changing into early adulthood. However, laser eye surgery has been performed on children for correction of severe vision problems. These are outliers to most cases. Usually LASIK candidates fall between the ages of 20 and 40. In 2006, the
LASIK Surgery risks
British National Health Service's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) considered evidence of the effectiveness and the potential risks of the laser surgery stating "current evidence suggests that photorefractive (laser) surgery for the correction of refractive errors is safe and efficacious for use in appropriately selected patients.” Clinicians undertaking LASIK surgery should ensure that patients understand both the benefits as well as the pitfalls and potential risks of the procedure. Risks include below expected improvement in unaided vision, development of some new visual disturbances, chances of corneal infection and complications associated with the flap. These risks should be weighed against those of wearing spectacles or contact lenses." The FDA reports “the safety and effectiveness of refractive procedures has not been determined in patients with some diseases. LASIK is a technically complex procedure requiring precision surgery. Problems, though not common, may also occur when the doctor peels back the corneal layer to create the flap, which can permanently affect vision. That is why it is important to choose a surgeon who is very experienced at performing these surgeries. LASIK may also, rarely, cause a loss of "best" vision. By best vision, we mean the highest degree of vision that you achieved with the help of contacts or eyeglasses. Some patients may also experience a kind of temporary discomfort in the first 1-2 days after LASIK eye surgery and may disappear after that. Other side effects, although rare, may include: • Glare • seeing halos around images • Difficulty driving at night • Fluctuating vision • Dry eyes
LASIK Surgery cost in USA
The actual price you pay for LASIK surgery, however, depends on many factors, and therefore the average price is only an indicator. The factors affecting the price may include the experience and reputation of the surgeon performing the surgery and also the type of technology or laser used for your procedure. Also the same surgeon may have variable pricing depending on the specific technology used. For example, a surgeon may charge more for all-laser LASIK or custom LASIK that is based upon wave-front technology. This technology for example provides the most precise vision correction possible, currently.
the average price for LASIK in 2017 was $2,088 per eye.
COST OF LASIK, PER EYE (2017)
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Dr. Khanna has been in the practice for over 25 years. He has completed procedures for many celebrities as well as for the average Joe. Doctor Khanna takes pride in his skills as a talented eye surgeon and is always striving to perform at his best. He has been recognized as one of the top 10 best eye surgeons in 2017 and continues to strive for greatness.
Dr. Khanna takes safety very seriously. To him your safety and vision means more than money. His personal goal is to help you achieve maximum eye health and maximum vision capabilities. He does this through his 25+ years of experience and, considering safety is a major factor for him, he creates an eye plan specifically for you.
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The better alternative is PIE or Presbyopia Implant in Eye.
The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is made from a microscopic hydrogel that has been designed to improve the near vision that your eye has lost due to the natural aging process, otherwise known as presbyopia. Presbyopia is most commonly treated using reading glasses. With Raindrop Near Vision Inlays you will no longer have to worry about putting your glasses on and off again!
The microscopic hydrogel that is used to make the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is composed of almost 80% water. This makes for a more effective nutrient diffusion and allows for it to easily transfer through the cornea. The characteristics of the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay are almost identical to the human cornea, making it an ideal alternative to reading glasses.
The procedure for implanting the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is similar to the procedure for Lasik eye surgery. It is an outpatient procedure where the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is implanted just beneath the surface of the eye. To do this, they use a specialized laser to create a thin and circular flap in the cornea. The surgeon then lifts the flap and lays the lens into place and waits for it to adhere. Once the lens is adhered they can now close the flap and that completes the procedure. The whole procedure only takes about 15 minutes and there is minimal recovery time, with most patients returning to their normal routines the next day! If you are ready to put down those reading glasses and improve your vision give us a call and schedule your consultation today! 310 482 1240
Up until recently, if you wanted to fix your presbyopia (age-related long-sightedness) you would need to get a Multifocal IOL (Intraocular Lens). The problem with a Multifocal IOL is that to be able to additionally improve your reading vision your distance vision would suffer. You would have to decide whether you would rather have better distance vision and still need reading glasses (Monofocal IOL), or if you would rather have slightly better distance and good reading vision (Multifocal IOL). You also had the option to get a Monofocal IOL in one eye and a Multifocal IOL in the other, so you could have at least one strong distance eye. Enter the Symfony IOL.
The Symfony IOL is the first and only extended range of vision IOL that corrects presbyopia. This means, that unlike the Monofocal IOL that only allows you to correct distance vision, or the Multifocal IOL that allows you to correct both but with a compromise in your distance vision, that you can now correct both without loss of quality. It also comes in a Non-Toric and Toric version for patients with astigmatism! Another added benefit of the Symfony IOL, which the Multifocal IOL had a problem with, is that there are no glares or halos with this lens, making your newly corrected vision even better!
The Symfony IOL is implanted during a routine cataract operation. Completed with minimum recovery time, most patients are able to go back to their normal lives within 24 hours. With a routine operation, minimal recovery time, and improved distance and reading vision without glares or halos, the Symfony IOL sounds like a great choice! If you agree and would like more information or would like to schedule a consultation call today 310 482 1240