Here is an excerpt from a news story in the LA Daily News. Dr. Khanna congratulates Dr. Uday Devgan of Maloney Vision Institute for restoring vision to the blind.
For people who are unable to travel to Beverly Hills, the good news is that they can have this procedure in Westlake Village, Valencia or Corona. Presbyopic Implants can impart distance and near vision in the same eye.
The first troubling sign of vision loss for Catrina White occurred while she was riding a tandem bicycle with a deaf and blind person behind her. White hit a pothole she didn’t see.
As an interpreter for deaf people as well as a helper for the blind, she knew not being able to see could severely impact her livelihood, not to mention her active lifestyle as an avid runner, cyclist and kayaker.
“It was a big shock when I realized I couldn’t see anymore, especially at night. My (deaf and blind) client was helping me get around. That was really embarrassing,” the Sherman Oaks woman said. “This is what I built my 18-year career on, working with the deaf and blind. For them to be leading me at night, that was not supposed to happen.”
But thanks to a new cataracts procedure that she will undergo today, which will be broadcast live on the Internet so 900 eye surgeons can learn how to do it, White, 38, should regain her full eyesight.
She will be one of two people whose surgeries will be performed online today by Dr. Uday Devgancq, a partner with Maloney Vision Institute and chief of ophthalmology at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar.