Claustrophobia

A few days ago I did SUPERLASIK on a well known radio personality at our westlase village LASIK Center. He was a young pleasant man, and jovial too. On the table we encountered a different personality. He became agitated and admitted to being claustrophobic.On questioning I was able to uncover the cause of the symptoms to an incident in childhood.
I wanted to help this man. So I used instant psychotherapy, with meditation to relax him. We had to keep moving him in and out from under the laser.
What was really rewarding that though it took longer, we were able to do a great job with accurate flaps and well centered laser ablation.
We treated his claustrophobia and correct his vision at the same time.

Written by Rajesh Khanna, MD

Los Angeles Lasik Surgeon Rajesh Khanna MD is a recognized pioneer in Presbyopic Implants for correction of aging eyes. He has popularized Cornea Cross Linking and Intacs forKeratoconus. He is an Expert Cataract, Pterygium Eye Surgeon, A Cornea Specialist he performs Laser Corneal Transplants, DMEK, DSEK and DALK. Rajesh Khanna MD is a well known medical writer. He has published the bestseller "The miracle of Pi in Eye".He is also a columnist for the newspaper Acorn. Dr.Khanna also hosts "Medical Magic". In his spare time he hikes with his family and German Shepard or does yoga. He also plays field hockey and loves swimming.