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Last updated 4/29/2020
Learn about the AEI advantage.

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Our Los Angeles Ophthalmologist Office Advances Ground-Breaking Eye Treatment 

Internationally recognized ophthalmologist Dr. Kerry Assil has assembled a stellar team of doctors to treat patients at the Assil Eye Institute (AEI) in Los Angeles.

 

With a staff of leading LASIK, cataract, and retinal surgeons on site, AEI treats eye conditions including glaucoma, macular disease, dry eye and diabetic eye. Our premiere eye doctors include Dr. Assil, Dr. Avneet K. Sodhi Gaur, Dr. Svetlana Pilyugina, Dr. John May and Dr. Lindsay Harris.

 

 

Ophthalmologist Near Me

While our Los Angeles patients often begin their journey to our office simply by Googling  "where is the best ophthalmologist near me”, we regularly treat patients from all over the nation. AEI represents the highest standards of ophthalmology and patient care in the country. Many are looking for the best ophthalmologist with most advanced technology and skills in a friendlier office environment. 

 

What new AEI patients find is a new class of ophthalmologist. An eye doctor who is well-versed and comfortable treating any eye condition in a focused caring manner.

 

Schedule your consultation today!

 

Conditions commonly treated by our Los Angeles Ophthalmologists

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Your Assil Eye Institute team.

LASIK Vision correction surgery

LASIK correction surgery is now the most commonly performed laser eye surgery to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. LASIK surgery is essentially pain-free and takes only about 15 minutes for both eyes.

 

Cataracts 

Most cataracts are linked to age, so much so that by age 80, more than half of all Americans will be in one or both eyes. This makes cataract surgery one of the most popular surgeries in America every year.

 

Cornea conditions

The cornea’s surface shape determines how light rays are bent (or refracted) as they enter your eye. If the shape is too steep, too flat or not completely round, it can cause problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. 

 

Physical injuries and certain eye conditions can result in scarring, thinning or permanent corneal damage leading to vision loss. In fact, corneal conditions are the fourth leading cause of blindness after glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.

 

Retinal conditions

A healthy, intact retina is critical for normal vision. The retina is a thin layer of light sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye cavity like wallpaper.

 

Light rays enter the eye through the opening of the iris and converge on the retinal surface where they are converted into electrical impulses. These impulses are carried by the optic nerve to the brain where they are interpreted as images.

 

When these impulses are interrupted by a retinal condition, the results can be catastrophically disruptive to vision.

 

Retinal conditions include macular degeneration, macular holes, retinal tears, retinal detachment and flashers and floaters.

 

Nearsightedness 

Nearsightedness, also known as Myopia, is a condition where distant objects appear blurry, but closer objects do not. When you have myopia, your eyeglass prescription will have a negative number. It is estimated in 30 years, 50% of us in Los Angeles will be myopic!

 

Reading Vision Issues

The sad truth is our eyes age just like the rest of our body. This natural aging of the eye is known as Presbyopia (Greek for “old eye”). As the inventors of “Reading Vision LASIK” we have more solutions for our patients than any other Ophthalmological practice in Los Angeles. 

 

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a common eye condition in which light rays entering the eye cannot focus evenly on the retina, resulting in blurred vision

 

Diabetes Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease causes progressive damage within your eyes resulting in poor vision or even blindness. Unfortunately, there are no warning signs or changes in vision during the initial stages of diabetic eye disease. Meaning your eyes can be damaged even if you have no symptoms. That's why annual vision exams, including a dilated eye exam, are key to detecting problems early.

 

Farsightedness

There are two kinds of farsightedness: Presbyopia and Hyperopia.

 

Presbyopia is an age-related, decreased ability to see nearby objects, especially in low light. Everyone will become presbyopic. Usually starting around the age of 40, the lens of the eye begins to harden and become less flexible. The lens can no longer change shape to focus on images up close.

 

A hyperopic eye is slightly shorter than normal and is often hereditary. Nearsightedness is generally corrected with "plus powered" glasses or contact lenses.

 

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious group of eye diseases where, if the pressure within the eye (intraocular pressure) is not controlled, it can ultimately lead to permanent irreversible vision loss. This being said, there are some types of glaucoma where eye pressure can be within the normal range and evidence of glaucoma can still be present.

 

Iris conditions

The iris is the colored part of the eye. It plays a critical role in the overall health and function of the eye because it regulates how much light enters the eye, functioning much like a camera shutter.

 

Cosmetic eye surgery

Cosmetic eye surgery is a term for a group of procedures improve the appearance of your eyes. The most popular reason cited for these elective surgeries is to reduce the signs of aging.

 

The Best Ophthalmologist Near Me 

The eye doctors and optometrist doctors at our Los Angeles area locations offer the most advanced vision care and variety of refractive surgery options in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

 

We are accepting new patients.

 

Wondering about the latest trends in eye care? Curious about how meditation can help glaucoma symptoms? What to learn more about the new trifocal lens for cataracts?

 

Check out our blog and website for these answers and more!

 

Schedule your consultation with our Los Angeles ophthalmologists today!

 

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