Los Angeles LASIK Eye Procedure
Serving Los Angeles, California and Surrounding Communities
Can you imagine not needing glasses or contact lenses? Does the freedom of clear, unhindered vision sound too good to be true? That’s how many of our patients feel when they first come to see us about LASIK. By the time they are finished with the short 30-minute surgery, that old adage “seeing is believing” comes true.
LASIK (Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis) is the most sought-after eye procedure in the United States. After years of research, experience, technology development, and international recognition, Los Angeles LASIK Surgery The Khanna Institute of LASIK is proud to bring the most state-of-the-art LASIK techniques to the people of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Westlake Village.
– Rajesh Khanna, M.D.
Custom LASIK for Exceptional Results
The Khanna Institute of LASIK is proud to offer Custom LASIK corneal mapping using the amazing Wavefront technology to make your results as precise as possible. Wavefront creates a detailed, three-dimensional picture of your cornea, accounting for all of the individual irregularities that make your eyes different. Using this specific information, your LASIK procedure is customized for unparalleled accuracy and optimal results.
Although Beverly Hills Lasik Surgeon Dr. Khanna is LASIK-certified on the NIDEK, LADAR, and VISX Excimer Laser systems, he prefers to use the VISX laser system. This advanced laser allows for the removal of 39-millionths of an inch of tissue in 12-billionths of a second.
The LASIK Procedure
LASIK eye surgery only takes around 15 minutes per eye. Your procedure will begin with topical anesthetic drops used to numb and dilate your eyes. You will be awake during the procedure, but you will be given a sedative to keep you relaxed.
Dr. Khanna’s first step is to use a microkeratome or a femtosecond laser to separate a precisely-calculated top layer of your cornea from the front of your eye. This corneal flap is then folded back to one side during the procedure. Next, the VISX Laser delivers a programmed number cool ultraviolet light pulses to reshape your cornea according to your Custom Wavefront parameters.
If you suffer from myopia (nearsightedness), Dr. Khanna will flatten the corneal surface slightly to correct the error. If you have hyperopia (farsightedness), Dr. Khanna will flatten the cornea’s outer edge. If you have astigmatism, Dr. Khanna will flatten certain areas of the cornea in an elliptical pattern.
After the laser has successfully reshaped the cornea, the corneal flap is put back in place to start the healing process. Since your eye naturally holds the flap in place as it heals, no stitches are needed.
More About LASIK Eye Surgery
To dig deeper into the world of LASIK, please visit the following pages:
- LASIK Revision Surgery
- Questions About LASIK
- Are You a Candidate for LASIK?
- Our LASIK Technology
- Variant LASIK Procedures
- Potential LASIK Complications
- What Are Intacts?
- LASIK Expectations
- Eye Sensitivity After LASIK
- LASIK Safety
To find out if you qualify for LASIK, please contact Los Angeles Lasik Surgery – The Khanna Institute today to schedule your free LASIK screening. We proudly serve patients throughout Los Angeles, with offices in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village, California.
By Rajesh Khanna, MD