Author Dr. Jay Bansal

About Dr. Jay Bansal

Santa Rosa Ophthalmologist Jay Bansal, MD, medical director of LaserVue Eye Center is a nationally recognized Refractive Surgery specialist. Dr. Bansal is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance. Recognized as a VISX Star Surgeon and one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by Consumers’ Research Council, Dr. Bansal was among the first eye surgeons in California to perform the LASIK procedure. His career is dedicated to the research, teaching, and practice of advanced vision correction techniques. He has performed over 18,000 successful LASIK procedures and is certified as a trainer to other surgeons on both the VISX™ STAR and IntraLase™ Femtosecond laser systems. Dr. Bansal was the first eye surgeon in Northern California to offer the Wavelight Allegretto excimer laser to Bay Area LASIK patients. As a renowned San Francisco ophthalmologist, Dr. Bansal lectures frequently on vision correction both nationally and internationally.

Blog posts by Dr. Jay Bansal

2
May

Minimum age for LASIK surgery

The FDA has approved excimer lasers for use in LASIK for patients as young as 18 years of age. Surgeons could perform LASIK in patients younger than 18 but such a treatment would be considered off-label. The concern for younger patients is that the glasses prescription has not yet stabilized and the person would later...

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8
Apr

LASIK for recent onset of myopia

Q: I’ve been nearsighted for about 1-1/2 years, is Lasik a permanent cure? A: Your question reveals some information that indicates Lasik may not be an option…yet. You say you are “suffering from near-sightedness for about a year”. It is unusual for an adult to experience late onset myopia (nearsighted, shortsighted) vision. Natural myopia commonly...

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8
Apr

Water in the eye

Question: I had LASIK 3 weeks ago and while taking a shower a drop of water went into the eye, there is no discomfort but wondering if this is okay? or should i book an appointment with my optometrist? Answer: Three weeks following surgery there is usually not an issue with getting a little water...

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28
Mar

Contact Lens Infection Nearly Blinds High-Schooler Ashley Hyde

How Dangerous Are They? If you wear contact lenses and don’t regularly change them or practice good contact lens hygiene, let this be a lesson for you. To read the full article about Ashley Hyde’s infection on the Huffington Post.

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18
Mar

LASIK eye surgery patient with hyperopia

Recently, we had a LASIK patient in our LASIK facility who was over 50 and suffering from hypermetropia (also called hyperopia or far-sightedness) as well as presbyopia (the inability to see near objects due to aging). This patient was confused about the difference between hyperopia, far-sightedness, and presbyopia. This confusion is very common and I...

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18
Mar

Will Lasik Work in my Case?

Question: I’ve tried glasses but never contacts. Glasses for me do almost nothing but give me a headache. My vision improves only marginally to the point I don’t know much of a difference with or without. When I have both eyes open I see fine, but when I close my right eye everything is blurry....

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4
Mar

10 Days Post Lasik but Vision is not perfect in my Left Eye?

Question It’s been 10 days of my I Lasik in both eyes I had high power – 5.00 in both eyes but now after Lasik although I can see 20/20 from my right eye but in left eye I see blurred I had a big clot on up of my left eye which is touching...

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25
Feb

Do Lower Prescriptions Have Better Results with Lasik?

Question: Is It True That Lower Prescriptions Have Better Results with Lasik? I had Lasik about a year ago and have had almost no complications and been overall happy with the result. But I’ve been surfing the web and what I found worried me, terrible reviews and regrets about having the procedure done. I had...

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28
Jan

How Much Would LASIK Cost Me?

Commonly Asked Questions from Real Patients Q: How Much Can I Expect LASIK Surgery for -3.75 D to Cost on the Average? (WaveFront) A: It Is A Common Misunderstanding That The Cost Of LASIK Depends On The Prescription While some low cost centers might connect the price of LASIK eye surgery to your prescription, the...

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28
Jan

Is LASIK an option for me in the future

Q: My eyesight is -6.00 and I am only 16. Would I be able to get laser surgery when I am older? A: There are many options for vision correction surgery. Lasik is the most popular and well known form of vision correction surgery. It has the advantage of quick vision recovery and virtually no...

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14
Jan

LASIK Cost and Treatment Received

Q: Can LASIK eye surgery improve your eyesight to a certain percentage so I don’t need to pay full price? A: It appears that you are asking if the amount you pay for Lasik is based upon the amount of correction you receive. Never have I heard of this kind of pricing, and it would...

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29
Oct

Will LASIK remove corneal scars

Today I met a patient in the LASIK Center with two scars in the right cornea from ulcers due to contact lens wear. She was asking if the scars would remain following LASIK surgery. Ulcers and trauma to the cornea can sometimes form scars if they penetrate beyond the layers of the epithelium. These scars...

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29
Oct

Are there any precautions needed after LASIK?

Q: Will my eyes be more vulnerable after Lasik? A: The eyes after Lasik are somewhat more vulnerable to direct trauma. If you expect to get whacked in the eyes you might want to consider PRK instead, but many who perform in extreme sports such as professional football, mountain climbing, sky diving, and even US...

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11
Oct

Is LASIK noticeable?

Q: Can you tell if someone has had laser eye surgery just by looking at their eyes? A: An eye doctor would be able to determine if someone has had laser eye surgery upon a comprehensive examination. You can’t hide Lasik from everyone, but the average person is not likely to notice the change in...

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8
Oct

LASIK for astigmatism

Q: What Preparations Should Be Made Prior to Having LASIK for Astigmatism? A: Astigmatism means that the cornea has greater curvature in one meridian than in another. Some eye care doctors use the analogy of a football shape rather than a basketball shape. Most people have some astigmatism although very small amounts are often left...

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