9710 Scranton Road, Suite 170 | San Diego, CA 92121

Are any side effects permanent or can they be treated?

Dr. Motwani’s exceptional expertise ensures that all side effects are treated, leading to short-lasting effects and preventing any permanence, allowing patients to enjoy improved vision and enhanced satisfaction. Dr. Motwani is able to treat and repair virtually all of the known LASIK associated problems or complications. Cornea Revolution, our corneal repair practice, is dedicated to repairing corneas and reversing damage from prior procedures. Dr. Motwani is the leading surgeon in the nation for successfully reversing damage and repairing the cornea.

What are the side effects and risks with LASIK?

While LASIK is a safe procedure, there are potential side effects and risks that Dr. Motwani will thoroughly discuss during your consultation, ensuring you are well-informed and comfortable with the decision. In most cases, any side effects are temporary and can be managed effectively, resulting in improved vision and minimal discomfort during the recovery process. Dr. Motwani is the only surgeon in the country to successfully repair the cornea and reverse side effects caused by prior procedures, making him the most trusted in the nation.

Can both eyes be treated on the same day?

At Motwani Lasik Institute in San Diego, both eyes can be treated on the same day, making the LASIK procedure a convenient and efficient option for achieving vision correction.

What can I expect from my consultation?

At Motwani Lasik, we prioritize your comfort and care. Our center is one of the most modern, comfortable, and beautiful in San Diego to create a warm, inviting atmosphere to decrease the stress of having a procedure on your eyes. The examination will be likely more thorough than other laser centers, as Dr. Motwani conducts ongoing research for publication in peer–reviewed journals, so an extensive amount of imaging is performed and the examination is extensive. Dr. Motwani and his staff will conduct a thorough evaluation of your vision and discuss your goals and expectations. You can expect to receive expert insights and recommendations, as well as an opportunity to address any questions or concerns you may have about LASIK or other vision correction options. What you should not expect is a high pressure sales environment to sell you on something you don’t need, but rather a highly professional staff that ensures as pleasant, comprehensive, and safe experience.

How long does the surgery take?

The LASIK surgery usually takes around 10 to 15 minutes, making it a quick and efficient procedure with minimal downtime. Dr. Motwani has a reputation as a quick, efficient, and very skilled surgeon and he believes that extra time under the laser is detrimental to the ocular tissues and to the patient’s stress level, so all procedures are pre–planned and programmed to minimize procedure time.

How long is the recovery after having LASIK?

The recovery period after LASIK surgery typically lasts around 12 to 24 hours, and most patients experience improved vision by the next morning or even later that day.. However, it’s essential to follow Dr. Motwani’s post-operative guidelines for a smooth and successful recovery.

Can I drive immediately after getting LASIK surgery?

Most patients experience some discomfort for about 6 hours (like a dirty contact lens in their eye), and blurred vision following their procedure. Most patients receive a mild relaxant such as Valium prior to their surgery, so they sleep through the discomfort and wake up the next morning able to see. Most patients for primary LASIK are able to drive the next day. It’s essential to follow the specific post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Motwani for a safe and comfortable recovery.

How long will vision correction last after my LASIK surgery?

After receiving your procedure at Motwani Lasik Institute, results are permanent in most cases. Although there are uncommon to rare changes that can result in a change years later, Dr. Motwani’s research and years of experience have demonstrated that when a laser correction is performed correctly and creates a smooth cornea the chances for change later in life are very low. Of course, the need for reading glasses will be necessary with advancing age, but that has to do with stiffening of the lens inside the eye. However, with Dr. Motwani’s vast experience and research, you can trust in the enduring benefits of your LASIK procedure

Will I have 20/20 vision after getting LASIK done?

While many patients achieve 20/20 vision after their LASIK procedure, the results may vary based on individual factors. Dr. Motwani, at Motwani LASIK Institute, will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine your candidacy and provide personalized insights regarding your expected visual outcome. Dr. Motwani has created procedures for supranormal corneas to give you the highest chance for 20/20 or better than 20/20 vision, and is the leading expert in the United States for repairing corneas with past poor LASIK outcomes. This ensures your highest chances for 20/20 or better vision.

What is the difference between LASIK & PRK surgeries?

LASIK surgery involves creating a flap in the cornea to reshape it, while PRK is a surface-based procedure where the outer layer of the cornea is removed. They are general terms for procedures that access the main part of the cornea, the stroma, that can be reshaped. The stroma is covered by a clear skin layer which must either be removed (PRK), or accessed by creating a flap of a thin layer of stroma and the clear skin on top. Both surgeries correct vision, but the recovery process and candidacy may vary. Dr. Motwani performs both regularly, and has created specialized versions such as trans-epithelial topography graphic guided PRK that is utilized for corneal repair. Dr. Motwani can guide you towards the best option for your individual needs.