It can be very daunting for a patient to be diagnosed with a cataract. A cataract is a darkening, clouding or opacification of one’s natural lens. The natural lens is located behind the iris within the eye. The lens acts to focus light on the retina and can change shape in order to focus one’s eyes for near or far. Usually caused by age, this cloudiness does not allow one to focus properly. It can impair reading, driving and most other daily activities. This cannot be corrected using spectacles or contact lenses. Cataracts may also be caused by environmental factors including UV radiation, systemic diseases such as Diabetes, lifestyle choices such as high alcohol intake, and as side effects of medications like Steroids.
The most important factor in having surgery is the experience of your doctor. At the Beverly Hills Vision Institute, Dr. Khodabakhsh has dedicated most of his career to the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts. Dr. Khodabakhsh was one of the first doctors in the country to start implanting the multifocal and accommodating lenses that correct presbyopia. Dr. Khodabakhsh speaks nationally and internationally on his experience of these types of new technology lenses. He has been sought by the major lens companies as an advisor and lecturer, and has the most experience in the treatment of cataracts using the presbyopia correcting technology.
Dr. Khodabakhsh at the Beverly Hills Vision Institute was also a pioneer to combine the cataract procedure with laser based LASIK and PRK technology to fine tune the results to give the best of possible visions to his patients.
With Dr. Khodabakhsh, cataract surgery in Los Angeles is an out-patient procedure and can be completed in less than 15 minutes. Using local anesthesia, he will remove the cataract-damaged lens and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens. The patient feels little or no pain. The recovery period for the surgery is very short with the patient returning to their normal activities in just a few days.
Cataract surgery in Los Angeles. At the Beverly Hills Vision Institute, Dr. Khodabakhsh usually spends more than one hour for the initial consultation. After reviewing the result of the exam and measurement, he answers all questions for the patient. Be sure that all your questions are answered and that you undergo a thorough examination before undergoing the surgery. When you suspect that you may have cataracts, your vision may start out hazy and gradually worsen to clouded vision or in extreme cases, complete blindness. If you have been affected by cataracts, Dr. Khodabakhsh can provide a consultation to determine if cataract surgery in Los Angeles which type of cataract surgery is right for you.