On a recent episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kim undergoes laser vision correction with Los Angles Lasik Surgeon Dr. Robert Maloney of Maloney Vision Institute. The episode follows her and her sisters Khloe and Kourtney to Dr. Maloney’s office in Beverly Hills to get the LASIK procedure before a highly anticipated Las Vegas performance with the Pussycat Dolls.
Kim blogged about her nervousness before the Lasik Los Angeles procedure:
“I am getting lasik eye surgery soon and I’m sooo scared! Have any of you done it?”
She had been struggling with her vision since high school, but found contacts and glasses too uncomfortable to wear. At the beginning of the episode she and her mother are conversing on the importance of her getting the procedure, especially being in the entertainment industry. Kim agrees, and finally goes to Dr. Maloney for the customized Lasik Los Angeles procedure.
During her LASIK, Kourtney and Khloe, who were supposed to be there for moral support, ended up goofing around and getting grossed from watching. But Kim is a trooper and keeps it together throughout the whole procedure. She expresses relief once the Lasik is over, and goes home to rest. The next day she can see more clearly than ever!
Option for Blade-Free LASIK Surgery
LASIK Los Angeles procedures greatly vary in technique. Many people are familiar with the most common type of vision correction surgery, which is the traditional LASIK procedure. During LASIK, a thin layer of tissue is folded back from the surface of the cornea. After the laser reshapes the cornea, the tissue is folded back into place, where it bonds quickly. This three-minute procedure requires no needles and no stitches, and patients usually have improved vision almost immediately. Most patients heal very quickly and can return to work the next day.
Yet as amazing as all this technology sounds, many people still are uncomfortable with the fact that there is a blade involved, to make the flap. Others still, find themselves not an ideal candidate for traditional LASIK eye surgery Los Angeles. For these and other patients, there are other options for vision correction.
With the IntraLase method, pulses of laser light create your corneal flap, which is then lifted so the next step of LASIK – the reshaping of your cornea – can be performed. When your LASIK treatment is over, the flap is securely repositioned into place. A qualified laser eye surgeon Los Angeles will be able to determine whether you are a good candidate for the IntraLase Method.
At the Maloney Vision Institute Dr. Robert Maloney has had many years of clinical experience correcting the vision of thousands of patients using a variety of techniques, and has personally performed over 45,000 LASIK procedures. In a nationwide survey of eye surgeons, Dr. Robert Maloney was voted one of America’s Top Ten Vision Correction Specialists. The Los Angeles LASIK specialists at Maloney Vision Institute are leading researchers in the field, and are able to offer customized vision correction options, as well as personalized vision care best suited for your individual eyes. If you’re not a good candidate for any given procedure, they’ll tell you.