LASIK Revision Surgery
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and Westlake Village, California
LASIK eye surgery is capable of providing life-changing vision improvement with a single, painless procedure. Most of our patients are incredibly happy with their final LASIK results. However, in some rare cases, a follow-up procedure may be necessary.
Follow-Up LASIK Treatment
At the Khanna Institute, LASIK patients are covered for post-op exams and revision surgery for one full year. After this time period is over, the cost for a revision procedure can vary from free, to up to $500 per eye. Revision surgery is usually not performed until at least three or four months have passed since your first procedure.
LASIK follow-up procedures are even safer than the initial LASIK surgery, since Dr. Khanna doesn’t need to create a new corneal flap. Instead, he will carefully lift the flap that was made during your first surgery, and apply the revised laser treatment. Healing from LASIK revision surgery will be exactly the same as it was after your first procedure.
Do I Need LASIK Revision Surgery?
After carefully examining your eyes and discussing the results of your LASIK procedure, Dr. Khanna will evaluate whether or not revision surgery is a good idea. You should give your eyes plenty of time to heal. We tend to only recommend LASIK revision if you are left unable to perform important tasks with your new vision.
Below are some of the rare circumstances in which a follow-up procedure would be recommended:
- Overcorrection or undercorrection – If you have a severe refractive error, it is possible that the precise amount of correction you need is off by one or two degrees, leading to overcorrection or undercorrection. This can be repaired through a follow-up treatment.
- Corneal flap complications – During LASIK, a flap is made on your cornea in order to allow the laser energy to re-shape the surface of your eye. If you rub your eye during the first week of your recovery period, you may create wrinkles in the flap and prevent it from fully sealing down. These wrinkles can typically be smoothed out, but in some cases, Dr. Khanna may need to re-lift the flap in the operating room in order to correct the damage.
- Other corneal issues – In extremely rare cases, surface cells may grow on your cornea beneath the LASIK flap. These cells tend to disappear on their own, but in some situations, the flap may need to be lifted in order to clean the surface of the cornea.
If you have further questions about LASIK revision surgery, or would like to schedule a free LASIK screening, please contact The Khanna Institute today. We serve patients throughout Los Angeles County, with locations in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village, California.