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A leading East Bay and Oakland area LASIK surgery practice with locations in Concord and San Leandro, Batra Vision Medical Group uses the most state-of-the-art techniques available in refractive surgery. It is always our goal to provide patients with high-quality care and to ensure our patients are well informed about treatment, pre-op and post-op procedures, and the overall health of their eyes. It is this dedication to patient comfort and satisfaction that has made Batra Vision Medical Group a LASIK surgery leader in the area.
Below you will find information on LASIK surgery using Wavefront™ and IntraLase® technology, Epi- LASIK, and PRK. You will also find a set of general pre-op and post-op instructions we give each of our LASIK patients. If you would like to learn more about laser vision correction or would like to schedule a consultation at our East Bay and Oakland area offices to discuss LASIK surgery, contact Batra Vision Medical Group today.
Watch our videos below for more detailed information on custom Wavefront LASIK, Epi-LASIK, PRK and what you can expect during your refractive procedure.
LASIK, which stands for Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis, is an extremely popular refractive surgery procedure used to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. At our East Bay and Oakland area offices, we can also use LASIK surgery to treat presbyopia in a procedure known as monovision correction
LASIK surgery is a quick and virtually painless refractive procedure performed on an outpatient basis. The procedure involves the creation of a thin flap on the cornea (the front of the eye) using a precise instrument called a microkeratome. This corneal flap is folded back allowing a refractive surgeon to reshape the cornea using a laser. Once the cornea has been reshaped, the corneal flap is folded back into its original position where it will heal naturally without the need for sutures or stitches. LASIK surgery takes only a few minutes to perform per eye.
The final results of LASIK surgery will vary from patient to patient given the unique nature of each patient's eyes. Current statistics show that LASIK success rates can be as high as 98 percent, with patients achieving vision of 20/20 or better without the aid of glasses or contact lenses.
Wavefront™ technology, a LASIK option available at our East Bay area offices, allows a refractive surgeon to generate an extremely accurate map of a patient's eye. This specially generated map helps identify the unique aberrations (imperfections) that affect an individual patient's vision. The information from this Wavefront™ map is electronically transferred to a computer that precisely controls the laser during surgery. We use the latest in Wavefront™ technology at our office: The VISX® Star S4 and the LADARVision® Laser System.
With Wavefront™, patients can expect high quality results following LASIK surgery. For instance, many patients report that contrast is better defined following Wavefront™-guided LASIK. Wavefront™ patients often experience better vision at night and in poor lighting than regular LASIK patients. Additionally, patients with thin corneas who were unable to undergo standard LASIK may still qualify for Wavefront™-guided LASIK. Recovery time from Wavefront™-guided LASIK surgery may also be more rapid than standard LASIK.
IntraLase® is another cutting-edge tool offered at Batra Vision Medical Group that offers patients added safety during LASIK surgery. In traditional LASIK surgery, a microkeratome is used to create a corneal flap. Though LASIK-related complications are rare, some complications have been attributed to the microkeratome.
Rather than using this device, Dr. V. Nicholas Batra can use the IntraLase® laser to cut the corneal flap. The computer-controlled laser is 100 times more accurate than a microkeratome. Additionally, IntraLase® allows some patients who were formerly not candidates for LASIK to undergo the procedure.
Monovision refers to a refractive surgery practice in which one eye is corrected to view distant objects while the other is corrected to view nearby objects. Monovision correction is a common procedure for the treatment of presbyopia, an age-related condition in which the lens of the eye loses its flexibility and hence its ability to focus properly. If presbyopia is affecting your vision, we can help determine if monovision correction or another ophthalmology treatment such as lens implant surgery is best for correcting your vision.
The best way to find out if LASIK is right for you is to schedule a consultation at our offices in San Leandro and Concord. During your visit, we will determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK and help you decide which refractive procedure or ophthalmic treatment is best for you. To schedule a consultation in the East Bay and Oakland area for LASIK surgery, contact Batra Vision Medical Group today.
Epi- LASIK, which stands for Epithelial Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis, is a refractive surgery procedure performed on patients who may not be ideal candidates for standard LASIK surgery due to thin corneas or other eye conditions. During Epi- LASIK, the epithelium, the thin outer layer of the cornea, is lifted without the use of a cutting instrument. The rest of the procedure is performed like standard LASIK in which the cornea is reshaped using a laser. While the recovery period following Epi- LASIK tends to be longer than with standard LASIK surgery, the results are still the same.
To find out if you are a candidate for Epi- LASIK, schedule a consultation at our office today.
PRK, which stands for Photorefractive Keratectomy, is another alternative to LASIK surgery that is generally performed on patients with stable vision and low to moderate refractive errors. Unlike traditional LASIK in which a flap is created in the cornea, during PRK, the epithelium, the thin outer layer of the cornea, is removed. The cornea is then reshaped using a laser as in LASIK surgery. The recovery period following PRK is longer and generally less comfortable than standard LASIK since the epithelium must regenerate. Once the patient has recovered, the results of PRK are generally the same as LASIK.
To find out if you are a candidate for PRK, schedule a consultation at our office today.
Below are general pre-op and post-op instructions for patients visiting our San Leandro, Concord, Oakland, and East Bay area offices for LASIK, Epi- LASIK, or PRK. You will receive a similar set of instructions that includes important reminder dates and detailed eye drop instructions prior to your refractive procedure.
Following LASIK, Epi- LASIK, or PRK surgery, some patients may experience mild discomfort, tearing, and sensitivity to light for the first 12 to 14 hours. We recommend that you wear sunglasses outside for the first few days following refractive surgery. The majority of patients do not have pain after undergoing refractive surgery. The eye is generally not patched, but a clear shield is placed over the eye from the suction ring. This will clear in two to four weeks, and although not cosmetically pleasing, this is normal and will not result in any damage to the eye. No treatment is required for this.
You may experience glare, halos, sensitivity to light, and poor night vision for the first few weeks following LASIK, Epi- LASIK, or PRK surgery. This problem usually resolves after a few weeks to months.
If you experience increased redness, sensitivity to light, decreased vision, pain, or a white spot on the surface of the cornea, you must call us immediately. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at our emergency number: (510) 895-3461.
If a touch-up or enhancement operation is needed, it is generally performed 12 weeks after the initial procedure. Enhancements are subject to a facility fee of $150 per eye. This covers sterilization of equipment and disposable items used during the procedure. After one year there will be a nominal surgeon's fee.
To schedule a consultation at our Oakland and East Bay area offices for Wavefront™ LASIK surgery or another refractive procedure, contact a LASIK surgeon at Batra Vision Medical Group today.
To schedule a consultation in the Oakland or East Bay area for LASIK surgery, contact Batra Vision Medical Group today.
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15051 Hesperian Blvd. Suite A
San Leandro, CA 94578
Phone: (510) 276-1212
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15035 East 14th Street
San Leandro, California 94578
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Concord, California 94520