Precautions after Lasik Eye Surgery

 

Good Morning, Dr Khanna here, with some very interesting questions on Lasik eye surgery, looking at it from a different angle. Some things I hadn’t thought people think and that’s how we learn more.

The first question is, “where to buy Lasik goggles” initially I got confused, like what do they mean by Lasik goggles? Then I understood. When we do Lasik surgery, we provide you postoperative kits, special glasses to wear, both during night, which are clear and wrapped around your face, so that you don’t accidentally touch or rub your eyes, and then during day time, so that no dust, sun or wind goes in and irritates your eye. I understand that some people are not able to get the same from their own Lasik providers and they’re looking to get good quality ones. So if you do online search, you can find like MHI Care, (INAUDIBLE – 1:08), solar glasses, cheapertender.com, funny name but it’s true, it is very cheap. But these have some good quality, both sun glasses, driving glasses, antiglare glasses which are very affordable.

Can Lasik cause flutters?” No, Lasik does not cause flutters and Lasik does not treat flutters.

Which leads us to the next question, “can Lasik cause dry eyes?” Yes, Lasik can cause dry eyes, but usually it’s not permanent. When we did some studies, going back 20years ago, we used an instrument called the Osteometer, which checks the corneal sensation. We found that most of the corneal sensation returned back to normal between 3-6 months, and by 6 months people will adapt. That’s why when we are preempting dry eyes, that means we don’t want people to get dry eyes from Lasik, we start artificial tears, even insert punctual occluders in the corners of the lids to preserve the natural tears to prevent dryness from occurring. It is also very important to make sure that people don’t have severe dry eyes and that would become a contraindication. Like people with (INAUDIBLE – 2:27) syndrome who cannot produce any tears at all.

Another way we help people pre-avoid dry eyes, is that cyclosporine drops like Restasis or Zydra in indicated (INAUDIBLE – 2:41)

Our next question is, “can Lasik cure blindness?” I think that is a very general question. If the blindness legally is resulting from nearsightedness or astigmatism, yes, it can cure that. But if the blindness is from retinal detachment, (INAUDIBLE – 3:02) generation, optic nerve atrophy, then Lasik cannot help.

Can Lasik correct double vision?” This is very important, because just yesterday, we got referred to a 24 year old young man but his neurologist, to find out the cause of his double vision. Now double vision is known as diplopia. We had to separate diplopia from monocular diplopia, where in each eye, when the other eye is closed you see double, to binocular diplopia you see double only when both eyes are open. When it is binocular diplopia, then more nerve related issues or muscle related issues are the cause. Because both eyes have to work in sync, so if the muscle is weak on one eye, one eye will move and the other eye will not and then you can have double vision. But this boy has a very clear history, that even when the left eye was closed, the right eye saw double. And the other way, when his right eye was closed, his left eye could see double too. Such things point more towards astigmatism, and that was my first impression, and we checked it his numbers, found astigmatism, put it in the trial frame and he said yes the diplopia disappeared. So that will be cured by Lasik.

Can Lasik be done twice?” Yes, Lasik can be done twice. And when we do it the second time, we don’t even have to lift the flap. If we do Lasik today, and patient need to be enhanced to fine-tune in six months, we can just lift the old flap. But if the flap was done 10 – 15 years ago, with older instruments, it might not be wise to lift it up, and then the option becomes doing a surface treatment.

Thank you so much, keep your questions coming and watch out for answers.

What can I expect after having Lasik Eye Surgery?

So, you have gone ahead and had Lasik Eye Surgery. You may be wondering what to expect next. Are there any side effects or precautions you need to look out for or be careful of? We are here to answer all of your questions.

Side effects of Lasik Eye Surgery

After having Lasik Eye Surgery it is common to have some temporary side effects. One side effect is that you might experience some tearing from either one or both of your eyes, and it might switch between the eyes. Your eyes may feel irritated and/or you might feel like there is something in your eye. There might be the occasional appearance of small red spots on the whites of your eyes. You also may experience sensitivity to light and your vision may be a bit hazy on the day of your treatment. These are all common side effects and should not alarm you. If you are experiencing any other side effect or are concerned about any part of your recovery contact your surgeon immediately.

 

What Precautions should I take after having Lasik Eye Surgery?

Now that your Lasik Eye Surgery is over, there are some precautions we would like to go over with you. As with any surgery, or procedure, there are some steps you need to take to avoid injury or infection. First up, you are going to want to avoid showering or washing your hair until at least the next day. If you do decide to shower the next day you must be careful not to get any water, shampoo, or soap in your eyes for at least a week after surgery. Not that you would normally want any products in your eyes anyway! This just means you have to be extra careful. You will also want to avoid going swimming or using a sauna for at least three weeks after surgery. If you are thinking about getting your hair colored or permed, you must wait at least 10 days after your surgery. You should also avoid wearing any eye makeup for at least a week, and make sure it is clean so you can avoid any bacterial contamination or infection. You have to try not to rub your eyes for at least a month and you must sleep with your eye goggles for at least a week. You can exercise again two days after surgery but make sure to wear eye protection for up to a month after your Lasik Eye Surgery. Keep away from dirty or dusty surroundings for at least a week, and lastly make sure to wear sunglasses when you are outside in the bright sun.

 

By following these precautions, you will help to ensure a fast and safe recovery from your Lasik Eye Surgery.

If you have any questions or would like to set up a consultation call today 310 482 1240

 

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Lasik Earthquake Safety

Did you feel that earthquake? Yes, we were rocked by an earthquake with the epicenter being near Channel Islands. We were very lucky, we didn’t have any injuries, and nothing broke down. But, two patients came today with some interesting observations and stories and I wanted to relate them to you.

One patient recently had Lasik with us. He said when the earthquake struck he was one of the special invitees who has the alarm on his phone which goes off a few seconds before an earthquake strikes. He was able to pack his bag and rush out of the building before the earthquake struck. The second patient who came said yesterday he realized why we should have Lasik eye surgery.

He had just taken off his glasses and was rubbing his eyes or something like that when the earthquake struck. When everybody started rushing out, he ran out as well; however, he couldn’t see well because he wasn’t wearing his glasses causing him to hit his head on the door as a result.

He came in today saying, now I need Lasik eye surgery. This is just one of the examples I’ve come across in my twenty-six years helping people see better. One of the small things in life which can change when you have better vision during some big things like a natural calamity like in a storm, Hurricane Katrina, et cetera. Or, an earthquake like yesterday.

When vision becomes one of the most important things in regards to our safety, it’s at that time that we realize how important it is for our emergency responders like firefighters to have good vision when they run into smoke, rubble, and fire to save people.

I’m sure you have other interesting stories where either you’ve already experienced the benefits of having Lasik eye surgery, or you wish you had Lasik eye surgery. We would love to hear from you, so send us your stories.

Lasik Earthquake Safety lesson is over

Thank you. This is Dr. Khanna signing off.

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Newer LASIK is here. The laser used for lasik is shinier faster and more accurate. These factors make it more safer. We always focus on safety. The more safer the procedure the less fear we will have- consciously and subconsciously.

Do you think all LASIK are the same?

Just like all cars are not the same, even though each one usually takes us to our destination. LASIK quality may vary depending on the surgeons experience, LASER used.

Newer Lasik is Safer

It has become much safer since the early days of LASIK in the nineties.

The tracker can follow all micro movements of the eyes.

Experienced surgeons know the limitations of LASIK

Current 4th generation LASERS are more precise. Utilizing knowledge of maths and physics the shape of cornea is maintained similar to that before surgery. This reduces aberrations, which was another cause for visual dissatisfaction. Early lasers were whole beam lasers like carpet-bombing, Newer ones are flying spot or variable spot, yielding precise placement only where needed

The diagnostic Wavefront devices can map visual errors more accurately and even show the surgeon what the patient is seeing.

The flap designing instruments are more refined and tested. They are more friendly to the eyes.

Sterilization techniques have improved.

Newer Lasik is customized

Blend zones (a way of applying the computer controlled laser) and larger zones have decreased the incidence of glare and haloes.

More than 5 million procedures have been performed. The cumulative data has yielded learning points which would have taken a surgeon a lifetime to accumulate. Dedicated LASIK surgeons have access to this data, and can use the wisdom of their peers. As the computer chips have advanced they have increased the speed and response rate of the lasers. The surgeon has power to override all these gizmos. Hence an attentive surgeon with quick reflexes is still the most important.

If not candidate for LASIK, Advanced surface ablation or epilasik an option.

Blended vision for better distance and near reading.

Newly discovered drops reduce pain and increase tear production. Modern materials help preserves tears and keep the eyes moist

As important as the car is the driver. Age restrictions. Numbers of successful surgeries done are important.

Are lasers maintained by authorized companies? The assistants are certified and only Licensed operators used.

If by any chance you were not able to comprehend the stuff above it does not matter- rest assured we understand. We apply the same knowledge when we touch your precious eyes – so place your trust in us.

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Lasik Eye Surgeon Los Angeles

Lasik Eye Surgeon Los Angeles

Rajesh Khanna is a Board Certified Lasik Eye Surgeon in Los Angeles who fixes most vision problems. He performs Lasik, Super Lasik, Advanced fixing of the cornea, lens implants, and cataract surgery. He uses the most updated and FDA approved machines for all of his surgeries and assures his patients that they are in safe hands. He focuses on fixing eyesight perfectly for each individual patient and hopes to maximize patient satisfaction. Many of his patients include rock stars, movie stars, doctors, and other professionals.

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What is Lasik?

Lasik is a laser eye surgery that reshapes the cornea to fix most eyesight problems. A flap is cut open in the cornea and a laser is beamed inside the eye. Once the eye has been reshaped, the flap is put back in place and the eye begins to heal immediately. Most patients are able to see within a day or two after walking out of surgery and only need eye drops for a few weeks to help the healing process.

Education and Experience

Dr. Khanna has completed two residencies in Ophthalmology, fellowship in various eye surgeries, and training at State University in New York. Additional to his practice, he trains student ophthalmology surgeons at UCLA and is on the faculty at St. Johns Hospital where he performs cataract procedures. Dr. Khanna has been practicing advanced eye surgeries for over 25 years and is very experienced in what he does.

Recognition

Lasik Eye Surgeon Los Angeles – Rajesh Khanna is an award-winning ophthalmologist who has been recognized by doctors, magazines, and numerous organizations. He was identified as the top doctor in L.A. in 2011, voted best Lasik surgeon by the readers of the L.A Daily News and the Ventura County Star, listed as one of America’s top ophthalmologists by Consumer Research Council of America, featured on the cover of Beverly Hills Times, and featured on the Best of L.A. SoCal T.V and numerous radio stations across the country. Additionally, he was featured in a 2011 article in Newsweek where he was listed as one of the top 15 leaders in laser eye surgery. He is trusted by many Hollywood celebrities and doctors.

Free Consultation with Lasik Eye Surgeon Los Angeles

If you think that you may be a candidate for Lasik or another eye surgery, contact Rajesh Khanna’s office at 1 (310) 736 4806 to set up an appointment. Lasik or PI patients will receive a free consultation to see if they are able to get this surgery.

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What is Lasik?

What is Lasik?

Have you wondered exactly what is Lasik? If you’ve been prescribed glasses or contact lenses, chances are that your optometrist has listed Lasik as an option. Lasik is a type of laser eye surgery that can correct most vision issues: nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatisms, and difficulty reading for people over 40. It corrects the shape of the cornea to help sharpen images without the help of glasses or contacts. This surgery has been performed for over thirty years and is safe, pain-free, and has a very short recovery time.

Am I eligible for Lasik?

Ideal candidates for this procedure are at least 18 years old, have a stable prescription that hasn’t changed more than 1.0 in a year, and has a vision prescription between -14.0 and +6.0. However, only a consultation with an ophthalmologist can determine whether or not a patient is eligible for Lasik.

What is Lasik’s procedure?

The procedure itself is very simple and doesn’t take more than eight to twelve minutes total. Patients use eye drops to numb each eye and the surgeon creates a ring of blue dye around the cornea as a reference point. Then, the surgeon uses a microkeratome, a precise vacuum-like instrument, to cut a small flap of corneal tissue and shines a laser to reshape the cornea to fix the condition of the patient. The surgeon puts back the flap in its original position and the tissue begins to heal immediately. To help the healing process, patients are given daily eye drops for the following weeks. When asked what is Lasik recovery like, ophthalmologists say patients regain vision within just a day or two of walking out of the operation room.

What is Lasik?
A cool beam of light is applied underneath the corneal flap.

What are the risks with this surgery?

Lasik eye surgery is very low risk, however, a few patients do get dry eyes. This can generally be fixed through hydrating eye drops or in severe cases patients can get an implant that slows the draining of tears. Each of these procedures are painless, comfortable, and can last up to a few years depending on the implant the patient is eligible for.

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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 a call at (310) 482 1240.

Best Los Angeles Lasik

Best Los Angeles Lasik results are obtained when the input is the best.  What do we mean by that? Let us consider the steps or ingredients to a good lasik eye surgery in Los Angeles.

 Best Diagnostic Technology

Safety of lasik eye surgery is of paramount importance. Lasik got a bad name when inexperienced surgeons were given poor technology. This allowed Dr. Oz to malign an entire profession.

A good lasik eye care specialist will make sure the corneal shape is normal. A special instrument called the color corneal topographer helps accomplish this. Rabinowitz KISA index is used to interpret the result obtained from this machine.

Ocular coherence topography or Light assisted thickness map of the cornea has become the sine non quin.

Best Laser Equipment

A lot of ads proclaim they have the best laser. What is good for one eye may not be the best for another. It is desirable the lasik center should have a choice of many lasers like visx, allgretto and intralase. This allows the lasik surgeon to choose the best for your eyes.

Best Staff

The one who holds your hands. Certified Surgical staff who have assisted in hundreds of eye surgeries.

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Best Surgical  Experience

A surgeon who has performed thousands of lasik eye surgery on various platforms. There is no alternative for experience.

Best Sterilization techniques

You would be surprised what some centers do to save a penny. In the public realm there are instances of surgeons loosing their license when the neglected this all important step.

Best Follow up

The surgery is done. Are you shunted of to a non surgeon for follow up care? The best practice guideline by American Society of Refractive Surgery say you should be seen by the expert who performed your procedure.

Best Los Angeles Lasik Eye Surgery 2016

In summary, in 2016 to get the best Los Angeles Lasik Eye Surgery you have to ask for the best components. Trust the surgeon but than politely ask to see the best parts.

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Things to Avoid After Having Lasik Eye Surgery Treatment

Lasik eye surgery proves to give a person a permanent corrected vision. This is why more people want to try this recent advancement in vision correction procedure. It is also considered as a painless and safe procedure. However, there are some things to Avoid After Having Lasik Eye Surgery Treatment

Please avoid the following:

· Staring at Bright Lights

The patients of Lasik eye surgery will be given dark sunglasses just to dim the light he or she can see. This is because you should have a gentle view of the surroundings and this is also to prevent you from scratching your eyes.

· Driving

One is not allowed to drive since the patient still needs to depend on other people after a few days or weeks or as long as the healing process is happening. Not being permitted to drive also prevents your eyes from having tiny debris such as dust.

· Applying Cosmetics

Cosmetics may enter under the flap of the eyes, so it must thoroughly be avoided. The healing process will not be completed successfully. Cosmetics include false eyelashes. The only allowed stuff is the eye drops since it helps in keeping your eyes moisturized.

Things to Avoid After Having Lasik Eye Surgery Treatment

More Things to Avoid After Having Lasik Eye Surgery Treatment

· Exercising

Excreting is good for health. It may even speed up recovery. Exercising has no direct effect to the eyes of a patient having Lasik eye surgery treatment. Eye surgeons caution against vigorous exercise. Sweating may cause rubbing and dislocation of the flap. The patient must rest most of the time and must not take long in front of the television and computers.

· Drinking Alcohol

Alcohol can halt the effects of any type of medication taken by a person so it must be avoided as well after having Lasik eye surgery. It may lead to inadvertent rubbing of eyes.

· Taking a Bath in a Shower

It is advisable that no water should enter the eyes for the first few days after Lasik eye surgery. So taking a bath with a shower must be avoided. However, one can wear goggles as an eye protection.

All types of treatment surely have do’s and dont’s and knowing Things to Avoid After Having Lasik Eye Surgery Treatment can help you make your treatment successful.

Please view this video. A Los Angeles lasik patient talks about how his vision is 20/20 after lasik surgery with Dr. Khanna from the Khanna Institute of Lasik and Refractive Surgery.