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

20
Aug

Is Bladeless Lasik the Same As ilasik? Which is Best?

Question: I would really like to know if bladeless lasik is technically the same thing as ilasik? Or is ilasik just a TM name? Do you get the same results of bladeless lasik as you do with ilasik? A lasik provider says they use bladeless lasik (intra-something lasik). Is that ilasik that all the other...

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9
Aug

LASIK Questions: Post LASIK cruise

Q: I’m Two Weeks Post Lasik and Going on a Cruise, if I Go on Deck at Night Without Glasses Do I Need to Worry About my Flap? A: I am assuming that you are worried about possible windy conditions aboard a ship. The flap will certainly be secure enough after 2 weeks that wind...

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9
Aug

Q: Should I Have Mono Vision at Age of 38?

I’m 38 and I already had one eye LASIK 2 weeks ago which I obtain 20/20 vision. I have problem seeing close. If I do Lasik on the the remaining eye for -1.25, will it prevent me having to wear reading glasses later? (I don’t need reading glasses currently) Will it be difficult for me...

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7
Aug

Should I Have Lasik to Correct to 20/20?

Q: Should I Have Lasik to Correct to 20/20 ? I am 26 yrs old and my prescription is stable at -5.75 in right eye with -1.00 astigmatism, 42 axis and -6.00 in left eye with -1.00 astigmatism nd 136 axis. Corneal thickness: 502 microns in both eyes. I do not have dry eyes issues....

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7
Aug

Right Eye Blurry After Lasik, Is This Normal?

Q: Right Eye Blurry After Lasik, Is This Normal? (photo) I had lasik done five days ago with another LASIK provider and from day one, my right eye has been blurry both near and far( I see alot better through it than before lasik, but still noticeably blurry with both eyes open,left eye is perfect)....

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7
Aug

LASIK Question and Answer

Q: My Husband Had PRK Surgery over 10 Years Ago & Wants to Now Do LASIK. Is This Possible? 2nd Surgery After Having PRK A: It is possible. It would require a careful screening examinaton to determine LASIK candidacy. Another possibility would be another PRK procedure. The PRK procedure (or similar variants) is still commonly...

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7
Aug

PRK: What went wrong?

Q: PRK What Went Wrong I had PRK surgery about six weeks ago with another LASIK provider. Pre PRK surgery my prescription was -1.0 in both. Post PRK my prescription is -3.0 and +0.50 in both. It is so hard for me to function normally that I had to get glasses. I’m really worry that...

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7
Aug

Is LASIK Safe or Dangerous? What are the Risk Factors?

Q: Is Lasik Safe or Dangerous? There are numerous cases of corneal ectasia happening after Lasik. How can a procedure like Lasik be safe if it induces corneal ectasia years after Lasik surgery? What are the risk factors? A: The risk factors for corneal ectasia include thin cornea, high myopia, irregularly shaped cornea, and certain...

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31
Jul

See Us – See Clear!

All-Laser LASIK at LaserVue Eye Center is perhaps the most dynamic refractive procedure in ophthalmology, correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and even presbyopia (through monovision LASIK). At LaserVue Eye Center, we have been a part of the amazing changes in laser vision correction over the past decade, and we are grateful and privileged that we can...

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25
Jul

Wavefront LASIK vs Glasses

In a typical eye exam for glasses, an optometrist will measure your vision through a device called a phoropter by asking which view of the eye chart is clearer of two different choices. This is called a subjective refraction and is accurate to the degree that the patient can differentiate the two choices. One problem...

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24
Jul

Cataract Awareness Month – Free Cataract Screenings in August

Did you know cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in adults? Cataracts are very common. Approximately 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts and half of people 80 and older will develop cataracts. In honor of Cataract Awareness Month, Dr. Jay Bansal of LaserVue LASIK and Cataract Center is offering free...

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18
Jun

What is Refractive Surgery?

Commonly Asked Questions from Real Patients Q: What Is Refractive Laser Eye Surgery and What Does It Treat? A: Refractive Surgery Is A Procedure That Corrects Refractive Errors But first, we should first explain refraction. As light passes through the cornea, which is the clear front part of the eye, it bends. The bending of...

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7
Jun

What Is The Age Limit for LASIK Surgery?

Commonly Asked Questions from Real Patients Q: Is There An Age Limit for LASIK Laser Eye Surgery? Recently, I met with a 61-year-old Walnut Creek resident who was seeking relief from near vision problems associated with age. Her distance vision was fine. She had come across something on the internet about treatments for loss of...

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7
Jun

Wavefront LASIK in Concord and Pleasant Hill

In addition to seeing LASIK patients in California, I am also a clinical researcher and Ph.D. candidate in Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley in the East Bay. My research concentrates on higher order wavefront aberrations in the human eye and their effect on vision. LASIK has advanced significantly since its FDA approval in...

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7
Jun

Walnut Creek Mom Wants LASIK

Recently, a Walnut Creek resident came in with broken glasses. Her one-year-old child had grabbed them from her face and twisted the frames. She had considered LASIK laser vision correction before but was advised that she wait because she was pregnant. Now that her child was born and no longer breastfeeding, the Walnut Creek resident...

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