Types of Refractive Laser Eye Surgery

Laser Eye Surgery Has Come a Long Way

Various Refractive Surgeries to Improve Vision

Laser eye surgery has seen great advances in recent decades, helping people all over the world to correct their vision and enjoy great eyesight. Lasik surgery and other vision correction procedures repair a wide variety of conditions. Humans have great visual potential because of the prolate shape of the cornea.  Lasik surgery seeks to maximize that potential. In the past, the quality of vision after laser eye surgery was sometimes a question. Today laser eye surgery technology has advanced to the point where it reliably offers patients the best vision quality possible. Lasik eye surgeon, Dr. Khanna, is an expert in handling all kinds of vision problems, and the Khanna Institute strives to provide every patients with the best results vision possible.

Lasik and Other Procedures Correct a Variety of Vision Problems

Many vision problems can be corrected with Lasik surgery and other procedures using lasers. Laser eye surgery has given great hope to patients suffering with their vision. Refractive and laser eye surgery offers different techniques depending on the individual patient. In general, vision correction is accomplished by reshaping the cornea to focus light on the retina properly. Our office, serving the Ventura and Thousand Oaks areas, offer several methods for vision correction.

  • Lasik (laser in-situ keratomileusis) is employed to correct vision problems including short sightedness, long sightedness and astigmatism. The cornea is reshaped to focus light on retina. In this surgery, a flap is made to give access to underlying tissues. Wavefront technology is also used in many cases to aid in precision.
  • PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is a laser eye surgery designed to treat people with mild to moderate nearsightedness,  farsightedness and astigmatism. The surgeon uses lasers to reshape the cornea in this surgery. Computer imaging is also used in many surgeries.
  • LASEK (laser epithelial keratomileusis) is different from other surgeries as it involves creation of an epithelial flap. An alcohol solution loosens the cells and the cornea is reshaped. A contact lens is positioned to secure the flap.
  • RLE (refractive lens exchange) is a surgery to replaces the natural lens of the eye with a plastic or silicone lens with an incision at the edge of cornea. RLE is employed to treat extreme cases of farsightedness or nearsightedness. Also called clear lens exchange or clear lens extraction, RLE is used for patients with thin corneas.
  • Epi-Lasik surgery focuses on reshaping the cornea by separating a thin layer from the cornea. In some cases, this layer of tissue is replaced while in other cases it is not required. A contact lens aids in the healing process.
  • PRELEX (presbyopia lens exchange) is a procedure to correct presbyopia. In patients with presbyopia, the flexibility of the eyes’ lens is lost. This procedure employs implantation of a multifocal lens. After surgery patients can focus on objects at all distances.
  • Intacs surgery involves cutting a portion of cornea and implanting crescent-shaped plastic rings on the cornea. The rings change the focus of light onto the retina. This surgery is useful for treating nearsightedness.
  • Phakic intraocular lens implants involve an incision at the edge of cornea, leaving the natural lens position. The phakic implant is then performed.
  • Astigmatic keratotomy (AK) is employed to treat astigmatism. The cornea is in the shape of a football and one or two cuts are made on the edge of the eyes for relaxation. This method is often combined with other laser surgeries for better results.
  • Radial keratotomy (RK) was formerly the most widely used procedure to treat nearsightedness. It is now out of date with the advanced surgeries today.

Making the Best Choice in Laser Eye Surgery

Intralasik and other laser eye surgeries have completely transformed modern vision care. Clear vision is the ultimate goal for each patient, and surgeons keep this in mind when suggesting patients. Experienced surgeons base their treatment options on several factors, including vision problems, corneal shape, and other factors.  Once the correct surgical procedure is determined, the patient can expect good results.

Find Out if Lasik Surgery is Right For You

For the best results, it is important to find a surgeon with great experience in latest surgeries and advanced technology. Knowing they’re in good hands makes patients feel very comfortable.

When it comes to Lasik surgery in Thousand Oaks, people are lucky. Over 90% of the patients who have been to eye surgeon, Dr. Khanna, have achieved 20/20 vision and have passed DMV vision tests successfully. Dr. Khanna, with his training in the most recently developed refractive surgeries, performs with the highest level of professionalism. He specializes in All-Laser Lasik with Intralase, Epi-Lasik bladeless no cut laser eye surgery, Wavefront Laser vision correction, Pterygium removal and intacs for Keratoconus. Our practice will take complete care of your eyes. Dr. Khanna employs the best technology to achieve the best results. Everything possible is done to make the patient feels comfortable. The staff makes safety and impeccable work ethics a priority, handling patients with utmost care.

Respecting the value of your time, Dr. Khanna’s staff handle appointments with efficiency, making sure you get seen on time. People in Thousand Oaks are fortunate to be in driving distance of a well experienced eye surgeon. Khanna Institute also serves all areas of Camarillo, Oxnard, Moorpark, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura. Throw off your fear of Lasik surgery and call now!