Hi. Welcome. This is doctor Khanna. I want to talk to you about fear of eye surgery. This lesson is divided into three parts. Today’s lesson is on why we are so afraid of eye surgery. In the forth coming lesson, we will discuss how to overcome the fear. Why are we so afraid of eye surgery, we have to delve back into evolution, our upbringing and find some answers there. People are always afraid of the dark. Remember when you were a kid; you thought that there might be a monster in the closet or under the bed. People are afraid to go to the graveyard but today it is so much better. There are streetlights everywhere and we have a phone with flashlight on it. Imagine Sherlock Holmes going out in the night when there is fog and mist around. There is an inherent fear in us coming from the times we lived in the forest. In the night, predators would come out and that fear has continued. Another thing you might have heard of is insomnia, when people are unable to sleep. It is very interesting why some people find it difficult to fall asleep and the simple answer might surprise you. The answer could be that they are afraid that they may not be able to get up if they go to sleep. They are afraid to lose their consciousness and go into a semi-conscious state. It is inculcated in every culture. Each civilization that is present on earth celebrate the festival of light in the dark days. That is their hope to overcome the darkness. Another fear the people have is for the white coat. It is funny that people can check their blood pressure at home and it is okay and then they come to the hospital and see the white coat and the blood pressure shoots up. These are all evolutionary mechanisms that are built in for safety to preserve us and they all stack against us. There is one more called the menace reflex; when something comes near the eyes or when we sneeze, they instantly close. That is encoded in our DNA. Corneas and eyes are every important. In fact, some evolutionary biologists feel that this reflex may have pre-dated the existence of eyes. Small microorganism who do not have eyes have had light shun on them and they immediately move away. All those things combined in the subconscious and conscious mind are all playing to develop fear about eye surgery. Do not feel fearful. In the next lesson, we are going to come up with methods that are time tested and true to see, how we can overcome the fears regarding eye surgery. Thank you
Hi. How are you? This is doctor Khanna, laser man here once again, bringing you up to speed with the latest in eye technology. Today, we are going to talk about a very exciting and new topic; laser cataract surgery. There are a lot of myths about laser cataract surgery and we are going to bust them all. We are going to talk about 7 myths of laser cataract surgery, which has been found not to be true and we are going to go over it one-by-one.
Laser cataract surgery is safer the manual cataract surgery. Even doctors believe that but reports came out of a study that showed that it was not the case. Laser surgery is at best as good as manual cataract surgery but not safer. That is one myth, which has been busted not by me but by published and reviewed journal studies of Europe.
Laser cataract surgery is going to be free and covered by insurance. That is not true. Medical insurance has determined that if someone wants to upgrade to laser cataract surgery, they will have to pay extra.
Laser can perform all the steps of cataract surgery. I think that is one of the biggest myths out there, thinking that it is going to be a robotic surgery and robots are going to come and do everything. That is not true. Lasers do certain steps pf the procedure, mainly opening in the lens and sometimes cutting the lens. They cannot do all the steps. In fact, some steps are done better by hand.
Cataract wounds made by lasers are better than those made by diamond knives. The reverse is true, diamond knives can make better and more precise wounds than the current generation of lasers used in cataract surgery. It is very logical why this happens, because the laser will need to see where they have to act. They are seen by using ‘ocular coherence topography’. The wounds have to made at the junction between the clear part and the hazy part which is the cornea and sclera. It is sometimes not discreet for the machines and that is why human eyes can detect them better and make better wounds.
If we do laser cataract surgery, we would not have to wear glasses after the procedure. That is not true. Only ‘presbyopic implants in eye’, can free you from the bondage of contact lens and glasses after cataract surgery and not laser.
After cataract surgery, drops will not be needed. Again, that does not hold the light of day. You will need drops. Drop less surgeries is a different concept. After the laser cataract surgery, you might need more drops.
Laser cataract surgery might be less painful and faster by cataract surgery done by hand. I feel sorry but, we have to bust that one too. When we do laser cataract surgery, we have to apply something that would hold your eye while the laser moves around making the openings and cutting the lens up. That is held by negative suction pressure, which is painful and we have to give you medication for that. For that, we have to add another step, we have to do the part of the surgery done with laser first and then in the operative room, we have to do the rest of the surgery by hand. It increases the time that you would be in the operating theater.
I hope you have seen the truth about laser cataracts surgery. It is a good procedure but it is not recommended for all based on knowledge and published studies that we have. Thank you for listening to me. Have a wonderful day. Keep sending your questions here.
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.
Rajesh Khanna MD Voted Top Lasik Doc Multiple times
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.
Fellowship Trained in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at University of Cincinnati
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.
Rajesh Khanna MD, a certified Master of Surgery.
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.
Latest technology is at his offices and surgery centers
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.
Sharp vision and steady hands
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.
Many magazines have feature Rajesh Khanna, MD on their front cover
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.
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.
What is 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.
COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME OR CVS
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.
Bright LED lights
Lights in front of face
Is your fatigue induced by glare?
A simple way would be to eliminate the glare for a day or two and see if you feel better.
Glare and fatigue can affect productivity
Many patients have had to abandon their jobs as the glare affected their mood and health. DO not take this lightly.
Preventing glare fatigue
Follow 20/20/20 rule. Every 20 minutes take a break for 20 seconds and look 20 feet away
Dark and polarized glasses cut off the glare and make vision better.
Install antiglare screen or better still switch to LCD monitors. Unlike Cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors, the radiation and glare is less. Therefore they are easy on the eye.
Wear sunglasses outside especially when skiing.
Treating glare and fatigue
Newer Lasik can treat astigmatism and decrease higher order aberrations. This decreases the glare and induced fatigue.
Lasik Los Angeles is for you if you live in Los Angeles county area and are tired of glasses and contacts. You may also like your glasses but want to see better. As we now know Lasik eye surgery yields better vision than either soft contact lenses or prescription eye glasses. You have a lot of options when seeking a provider for Lasik Los Angeles. Let us analyze how you can make the optimum selection.
Best Lasik Los Angeles
If common folk have voted a doctor as the best lasik eye surgeon, than you need to give a second look to this surgeon. Dr. Rajesh Khanna has been voted the best more than once. He has also been nominated as one of the top Ophthalmologist, Lasik eye surgeon and Laser Vision care provider in United States.
Accessibility of Lasik Los Angeles
The locations should allow you to reach there easily. Beverly Hills is central to the entire county. Picturesque Westlake Village provides an alternative to hose wanting to avoid traffic. Saturday Hours make it easy for working people. Khanna Vision is pleased to see people on Saturday mornings. Heck, we even offer Lasik eye surgery on Saturdays.
Lasik Los Angeles should be cost effective
Cost effective is different than cheap. Avoid low cost centers. They may have outdated unsafe technology. We offer the latest technology at affordable monthly payments. Choice of various laser platforms ensures you get the best for your eye.
Communication is the key
Ability to get in touch with the laser center when you need it is important. We offer conventional methods like phones, emails. We are always with you through Facebook, Twitter, Google hangout, Skype, Linkedin and Instagram. Wherever your work and pleaser may take you we roll with you.
So without hesitation give us acall at (310) 482 1240.
Dr Rajesh Khanna is an accomplished lasik eye surgeon based in Beverly Hills. Many people travel hundreds of miles to come and have their vision improved by this los Angeles laser eye surgeon.Lets us look at the qualities which attract thousands of patients to this magnificent eye MD.
Training of Dr Rajesh Khanna:
Dr Khanna received his training from the top medical institutions. He was amongst the top in his class. He was the President and valedectorian at his high school. HE skipped college to enter medical school. He did his first ophthalmic residency in King Edward Memorial Hospital. This was followed by another residency in SUNY Downstate Brooklyn.
Experience of Dr Rajesh Khanna:
Dr.K as he is often referred to, has helped thousands of people improve their sight. He has been operating on eyes since 1990. Yes! He implanted his first multifocal lens in 1992. He treats patients like family. So he had no hesitation in operation on his mom and son.
Fellowships: Dr Rajesh Khanna has done specialized training in Corneal and Lasik Eye Surgery. This was followed by training in neuropththalmology. This unique training allows him to have a unique perspective of refractive surgery an vision.
Certifications: Where should we start. This cutting edge doc keeps receiving new certifications every few months. He is certified on numerous lasers – Summit, Visx, Nidek, Ladarvision, Allegretto, Lensx and Catalys.
Sportsman: An avid swimmer and hiker. He is best known for being a goal scorer in field hockey
Philanthropist: Helping the less fortunate in our community is his passion.
Radio Host: This wonderful doc has hosted talk shows in English and Spanish
Author: The contact Lens Manual, The Miracle of Pi in Eye,
Newspaper Columnist: Every month people await his column Aye Eye Doc.
Developer of top rated apps : #1 app on Keratoconus on google play store.