Discover Dr. Khanna & the FDA approved corneal cross linking to halt the progression of Keratoconus.
Together, we will stop further bulging of your eyes and improve the quality of your vision & life. Dr. Khanna is one of the most experienced Keratoconus surgeons in the Los Angeles area. He will design a personalized treatment plan for you.
What is Keratoconus Eye Disease?
A condition in which the clear tissue on the front of the eye (cornea) becomes weak and thin. With Keratoconus, the weak cornea is not able to withstand the internal pressure of the eye and bulges outward in a cone-like shape. Symptoms first appear during puberty or the late teens. Symptoms include blurry vision and sensitivity to light and glare.
Post Lasik Ectasia
People who have had successful Lasik eye surgery may display a weakening of the cornea. This condition is termed post Lasik ectasia, but the disease is similar to Keratoconus eye disease. Keratoconus eye disease may progress faster due to the creation of the Lasik flap because a Lasik flap, whether made by laser or microkeratome, does not contribute to the tensile strength of the cornea.
Why work with us?
Rajesh Khanna, MD has been treating Keratoconus eye disease for over 25 years. He founded Khanna Vision Institute with the idea that untapped visual potential should be realized in everyone.
Today, the entire passionate Vision Team at Khanna Institute works to remove the barriers keeping you from better vision, whether they be insurance, economic or distance.
What are the best treatment options for Keratoconus?
You may be wondering which surgical treatment will be best for your eyes. There are two parts to the answer. First, we have to decide if the Keratoconus is progressing. If the answer to this is yes, then corneal cross linking is necessary. Secondly, we have to see which procedure would be best to improve your vision.
At Khanna Vision Institute we offer a range of treatments for Keratoconus eye disease. We do not believe in an expensive, unscientific, shotgun approach. We carefully listen to you needs, take your age into account and we match the information with the analytics from our advanced machines. This allows Dr. Khanna to design a personalized plan and goal for you.
FDA Approved Corneal Cross Linking
This procedure stops the bulging of the cornea and makes the cornea stronger. The two main components of the procedure are Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) and ultraviolet A irradiation (UVA). Essential for teens, young adults and anytime progression is noted.
FDA Approved Intacs Implants
These are small, clear plastic arcs that are inserted into the inner part of the cornea. They help reverse the drooping of the cornea which yields better vision by decreasing or eliminating myopia and astigmatism. The Intacs also decrease higher order aberrations improving quality of vision, especially at night.
ICL and PIE allow one to abandon dependency on glasses and contact lenses. ICL is the better option for people under 45 years of age and PIE gives amazing vision to people above 45. Both allow nearsightedness, as well astigmatism to be treated.
Strategy to Restore Life
Yes, we are teaching computers with artificial intelligence to diagnose Keratoconus eye disease, but we still need real intelligence and human emotion to plan a strategy to restore normal life. Dr. Khanna is very passionate about lifestyle results, which go above and beyond just getting corneal results. If you have a prom to attend or a job interview, vision and confidence play a very important role. Our curative treatments are aimed to help you attain the confidence necessary to succeed.
Check what our patients say about us.
"I was not performing well in my studies. My vision was hampering my learning experience, but few doctors were able to understand that even though I could see the eye chart, the distortions of letters on books and computers were very difficult to interpret. Driving at night was next to impossible with the dancing headlights and street lights making everything surreal. My life was transformed by having Intacs implanted in my corneas at Khanna Vision Institute."
"It will be no exaggeration to say that cross linking and Intacs changed my life. I have no pain from the procedures at all and my vision is improved greatly! I'm so grateful to Dr. Khanna and the rest of his team. To anyone considering cross linking and Intacts, I say that you should go ahead and do it! Thank you, again, Dr. Khanna."
Cornea Cross Linking & Intacs
"I travelled all the way from Sacramento to get the vision I have been missing for decades. Now after Intacs in both eyes, and a presbyopic implant in one eye, I can see so clearly. When I give a sermon I am so much more confident. My faith guided me to Dr. Khanna and I strongly recommend that you trust your eyes to his able hands. I pray God continues to perform wonders through his hands."
Intacs & pie
Treatment components for the best Keratoconus treatment in Beverly Hills:
- CXL or C3R
- Visian ICL
- Toric Implants
We are always adding new Keratoconus treatments to the options presented to you.
Once Dr. Khanna, the Los Angeles Keratoconus Expert, has all the ingredients needed, he puts them in his magic cauldron and out pops a personalized treatment plan suited for your needs. Let’s go over some situations from previous patients so you can understand the rationale involved in devising the treatment protocol.
An 18 year old, high school junior, is having trouble in school as her glasses prescription is changing frequently. She is apprehensive about getting into college and then doing well once she’s there. We have to tackle two problems right away. Instant improvement of the vision is required and then stabilization. In this scenario, the best option would be to work on one eye at a time while doing Intacs and cornea cross linking with riboflavin at the same time. Once the first eye healed, we would then treat the second eye. This would be the best option to meet her needs.
On the other end, we may have a retired gentleman bothered by declining vision. For Keratoconus treatment in people above 50 years old, the plan would be different. Cross linking may take a back seat and the PIE procedure may be a first choice here.
The permutations and combinations are so many that it is best to seek a Keratoconus Expert in the field of this degenerative disease.
PLEASE CALL US TO SET UP A CONSULTATION TO FIND OUT WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU!