Meet the Miracle Worker — Introducing Dr. Rajesh Khanna
(WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., August 15, 2006) – What distinguishes Dr. Rajesh Khanna from every other LASIK surgeon in America? It might be his reputation for pioneering safe LASIK in an era of sketchy offices in mini-malls advertising LASIK surgery for $499. It could be his 11 years as a premier LASIK surgeon with multi-million dollar equipment, which is maintained and upgraded by the parent company of VISX. It might be the fact he speaks seven languages and customizes his patients’ treatment according to their sight needs. Perhaps all these elements are the reason patients come to the Khanna Institute of LASIK from as far away as New Zealand to have their sight restored by the man known as the Miracle Worker.
Raised near New Delhi, Dr. Khanna knew he wanted to be a surgeon at age seven. While other kids were playing with toy soldiers and racecars, he was performing hour-long “pretend” surgeries on adult subjects. His decision to become an ophthalmologist came in med school, after his mentors noted his steady hand and delicate touch. “When I first studied the eye under a microscope, it was love at first sight,” said Dr. Khanna. “With the myriad colors and complex structure of the eye-combined with the necessary precision to operate: I knew I had found my calling.”
“Dr. Khanna is the best doctor around Ventura Co. I had Lasik in one eye and PRK in the other. I am very happy with the results. I was very nervous, but once I met Dr. Khanna and spoke with the staff, I felt very much at ease.”*
After going to medical school in South India, he performed his residency at SUNY in Brooklyn, and fellowship at the University of Cincinnati in Cornea and Refracture Surgery. In Cincinnati, he observed the ill effects of LASIK surgeries performed without respect to sanitation or sterilization-and became passionate about pioneering the Safe LASIK Surgery. It is on this principal that Dr. Khanna became an internationally renowned surgeon and founded the Khanna Institute of LASIK, which is headquartered in Westlake with additional locations in Beverly Hills and Valencia, Calif.
Dr. Khanna takes great pride in involving his patients in a safe and highly customized LASIK treatment. He takes into account how each patient uses sight on a daily basis and tailors the treatment accordingly. Do they want to ditch their reading glasses or want to clearly read freeway signs from a distance? By utilizing Iris Registration and making precise adjustments to the CustomLASIK machine, Dr. Khanna can correct tiny imperfections in the eye that significantly impact a patient’s quality of vision.
His technique of Safe LASIK revolves around the three “S’s”: sanitation, superior technology and skill. In order to remove any bacteria in the patient’s system, Dr. Khanna prescribes antibiotics prior to surgery. Once in the state-of-the-art surgery room-where family or friends can view the surgical process through a window-he sterilizes the patient’s eyes and isolates potential germs on the lashes with Tegaderm. After performing thousands of surgeries using the finest equipment available for Safe LASIK surgery, Dr. Khanna guarantees a virtually painless and accurate procedure-so effective that following the surgery, patients can see the detail on the tree leaves outside Dr. Khanna’s office. It’s like going “high-def” in a matter of minutes.
He is gifted with a passion for restoring sight to his patients-safely and affordably. After performing thousands of successful surgeries on patients from all over the world, it’s no wonder Dr. Khanna has earned the moniker of “The Miracle Worker”.