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Posted on November 7th, 2017
After 38 years of wearing reading glasses, bifocals or progressive lenses, I had the conductive keratoplasty procedure performed by Dr. Kagan. For the next 4 years I had no need to wear glasses, even though my work requires a lot of reading. I knew the procedure's effects would not be permanent and I look forward to having the quick, painless procedure performed again. Dr. Kagan and his entire staff are very professional and pleasant.
My PRK experience
Posted on October 7th, 2017
I’ve dreamt about getting lasik eye surgery for many years. I’ve had to wear glasses and contacts for most of my life and I finally got to a point where I didn’t want to depend on either of those things for simple things like driving or watching tv. On top of that the contacts began to really strain my eyes. Dr. Kagan was referred to me by a trusted friend who herself had a lasik procedure done, so I felt more comfortable with him. Depending on your prescription, there are different types of lasik options. When I initially went in for the consultation Dr. Kagan gave me 2 options, PRK and regular lasik. He explained to me that PRK held less risk but definitely had a little more downtown vs getting that top layer of your flap lifted which frankly freaked me out a little in general. The actual procedure itself did not hurt at all. They give you xanex to calm your nerves before the procedure and I would highly recommend a Tylenol or something a little strong to take right after because you will feel some discomfort. The actual procedure pretty much consists of you looking at a flashing light for like 15 minutes. You don’t feel anything. It’s important to take at least 4 days off and make sure there is someone there with you at home. Stay on top of taking the pain medication every 4 hours, putting in the Eye drops provided and icing your eyes and you will be fine. I was blurry eyed for about 4-5 days. Sleep will be your best friend during that time. After that I could see perfectly. It really is amazing and so so convenient. To wake up in the morning and not think about your contacts or where your glasses are is truly a blessing. The staff at the office were extremely nice and very professional. I had to reschedule the procedure a few times and they really worked with my schedule. Also Dr. Kagan made sure to call me personally to see how I was doing. Overall I’m very happy with my decision and the doctor that I chose. I’ve had my 3rd follow up appointment and my vision is 15/20 right now. Things to purchase before procedure: small Eye friendly ice packs, Tylenol or something a little stronger for the first 2 days, a good pair or sunglasses and sleeping mask! Thank you Dr. Kagan!
I am very pleased with Dr. Arkady Kagan. They exceeded my high expectations. My results are super and he does a great job on his follow up visits.
Posted on July 24th, 2017
I am very pleased with Dr. Arkady Kagan. They exceeded my high expectations. The work was done with out pain and with LOCAL anesthetics. It was similar to a dentist where you do NOT feel pain just the idea in your head that you are being worked on. Dr K gave me a pill to help me relax. That helped ! My results are super and he does a great job on his follow up visits.
Posted on July 19th, 2017
20 years ago at the Soviet Union did surgery on my eyes and it was -3 and as time went by I started to see worse I couldn't see much. He made my eyes see better with my eye surgery, I have 20/20 vision now. No one wanted to do surgery on my eyes except Dr. Kagan and I am thankful for that. The staff and him were very caring and helpful. Anyone who has any eye problems should definitely go to this place. Thank you to everyone who helped!
From the worst astigmatism to no glasses!
Posted on June 17th, 2017
Before I knew about Dr. Kagan I went to another ophthalmologist to have a cataract removed and a lens inserted which would hopefully handle my extreme astigmatism in my left eye. (Three doctors told me it was the worst astigmatism they have ever seen). The doctor I went to had a shabby old office and old equipment. He only did 3 tests. I had to pry information out of him as he was not communicative. He said he had done thousands of these operations and was good. He did the operation and afterwards said that was as good as it was going to get and i would have to wear glasses to correct my vision for the rest of my life. Needless to say I was not happy so I went online and searched for a better eye doctor to handle the cataract in my other eye. I found Dr. Kagan’s website that had lots of positive reviews. I called to make an appointment. The first thing I noticed was how friendly and helpful the receptionist was. I made the appointment and went in. Dr. Kagan;s office is the exact opposite of my other doctor’s office. It was large, nice modern design and clean. His staff were all in nice matching uniforms. They were extremely friendly and helpful. All the work was done on computers and tablets - I never touched a piece of paper. The interview rooms were state of the art. Instead of 3 old test machines he has an entire room full of modern test machines to find out every possible detail concerning my eyes. And he had an award wall which included an award saying he was one of the top 10 ophthalmologists in the State of California. Talking to Dr. Kagan was wonderful. He was open, friendly, very knowledgeable, took lots of time, answered all my questions in detail ensuring i understood what he was saying. He did some testing on my left eye that the other doctor had not even done. I told him the other doctor said i would have to wear glasses. He said that was because the other doctor did an okay job up to a point but didn’t have the technical knowhow to finish the job. He said he did and would. And he did a simple, fast, painless procedure that resulted in my getting a non-prescription lens for my left eye - my eyesight was that good! Then he said he would do the best he could for my right eye. He said he would remove the cataract, insert a corrective lens and hopefully, but no guarantees, have me out of glasses. He was pretty sure he could do it. We went ahead and did the procedure which was also fast and painless. The operation was yesterday. Today, for the first time in 50 years, I am not wearing glasses. I cannot begin to tell you what it is like. I still have a few weeks for it to fully heal up and improve even more. But based on my tests today I am able to legally drive with out glasses and I did so. I don’t think I have to tell you any more as to how i feel about Dr. Kagan and his staff.
Posted on June 10th, 2017
Very happy to have been treated by Dr. Kagan at his new office in the valley. He has the latest equipment in a bright new large office. The location is convenient ...on Ventura Blvd.close to the freeway exit for Hayvenhurst . The staff is friendly and efficient. The Dr. is prompt. One insider tip...street parking is limited in the late afternoon. I make my visits to him before 2 p.
Posted on May 2nd, 2017
I had Lasic surgery in 1998. Ten years ago my vision started to go bad slowly but steadily, and I had to put glasses back on. In the past 5 years I was actively looking for a doctor who could help me once again to forget about glasses. I learned about lens implants from my friends who had it done, but any doctor I would go to for consultation would refuse to do it. They all told me it was nearly impossible to do it after I had done Lasic due to difficulty of figuring out lens prescription to be implanted in my eyes. That was until I went to see dr.Kagan. He said he had the technology and a lot of experience from similar previous surgeries to perform a lens implant on me on both eyes after my Lasic surgery. I didn't read any reviews and just heard from a few of my friends that doctor Kagan is very professional. I scheduled an appointment and after I met doctor Kagan in person and spoke to him, I felt that I can trust him. We scheduled an operation within a week and operation was prepaid for certain day. The day before the operation my wife had pinch nerve and her pain was so severe that I couldn't left her by herself knowing that after my eye operation I would not be able to take of her. I called doctor Kagan's office the night before my operation, explain the situation with my wife. The office people calm me down and told me not to worry and take care of my wife first. The rescheduled the surgery for another day which most likely would not happened with any other doctor. It's been two weeks now after lens implants were done on both of my eyes by dr. Kagan. Each eye surgery was done one week apart. My glasses are off! My vision is even better than it was after my first Lasic surgery. The personal care and attention I received by dr. Kagan and each member of his staff superseded any of my expectations! It is my duty to recommend this brilliant caring doctor to anyone who is looking to see! Thank you dr. Kagan for miracles you perform and thank your amazing staff for being so professional!
A doctor you can trust
Posted on April 13th, 2017
I know Dr. Kagan for over 15 years. Every procedure I have done at his office I was satisfied by %100. What i like about him, that he always take his time to talk to the patient, make reasonable suggestions. He is also on top of anything new that comes out on the marked as far as cosmetic procedures goes. I recommended Dr. Kagan to all my friends and co-workers. And every one of the was happy with my recommendations. The procedures i've done includes botox, laser, peels and fillers. Never had a doubt of anything new to try and always was happy with the results.
Corrective eye surgery
Posted on October 19th, 2016
I was skeptical on corrective eye surgery until I had a consultation with Dr. Kagan. He was confident and did not second guess which procedure I needed for perfect vision. Being a professional race car driving made me worrisome that tampering with my vision could change my career. Kagan was confident this would do nothing but correct and enhance my vision. This is exactly what happened. I decided to write the review after my eyes had healed to give a through explanation. I had CK procedure which was for farsightedness (problems seeing up close). It is a same day, in and out procedure therefore you will need someone to drive you home. He stated it would take about 2 weeks for recovery. It took less than that. His staff was very through and easy for scheduling. The office is extremely clean and he gives you his full attention which is unusual for doctors nowadays. Great communication between the staff and patients which is imperative to a well ran business. I would definitely highly recommended him.
Posted on October 6th, 2016
Did an amazing job on my CK procedure, definitely recommend going here! I can see very clearly and have retained the color in my vision.
Posted on September 27th, 2016
I'm so Happy that I found Dr. kagan...I had a serious concern, and after a couple of failed /no help with other doctors, it was Dr. Kagan that gave me a solution. What I liked was *he gave eye 2 eye contact *he was professional *he listened *he asked questions *he explains *he answered my questions *he was patient with me *he is compassionate...I will be seeing him again...He has a nice staff...I was most touched by Turana who was extremely helpful & pleasant.
Posted on July 29th, 2016
Dr. Kagan is amongst the top in his field in Los Angeles and I have no doubt in his skill. Thanks to him, my vision is always perfect. He explained the CK procedure really well beforehand and made sure Iâm comfortable. He is very attentive and knowledgeable. It was a really great experience and I have recommended him to my friends. As for his staff, they are very warm and professional.
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