Dr. Manoj Motwani
San Diego Lasik Doctor

Bio

Specializing for 17 years in San Diego in laser vision correction, Dr. Motwani has perfected the new Contoura technology to create vision that has the potential to be better than any other vision correction modality, as it not only corrects astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness, it also removes the biological abnormalities humans have in their corneas to unleash the full power of the eye. 
Dr. Motwani’s practice, Motwani Lasik Institute, is also the only San Diego LASIK center that performs the KAMRA Corneal Inlay procedure, the only procedure that allows you to keep your distance vision and returns your reading vision.

LASIK: A Story of Dr. Motwani's Eyes

Since I was in third grade I have worn glasses.  My prescription quickly worsened, and my glasses quickly got thicker.  After being called “four eyes” and being bullied for years, I finally got contacts in 10th grade My prescription quickly worsened to over a -9.00 in my right eye, and over a -10.00 in my left eye, with astigmatism in both eyes.

This played a big part in my decision to pursue a career in ophthalmology, which required a lot of work and preparation. I was driven by my need to do something about my own eyes. When I finally finished my ophthalmology residency, the excimer laser for refractive surgery has been approved for correction of eyes just two years before.  It was a new field, and finding proper training in the United States was extremely difficult.  It was a brand new field, one that was being invented and developed from the ground up, and it was a very different language than just normal ophthalmology. I then went and got one of the best refractive surgeons in the world at that time, Dr. Enrique Suarez of Caracas, Venezuela to allow me to come and learn with him.  He was doing more LASIK in a day than many doctors were performing in a month in the United States.  I was absolutely determined to become so good at laser eye surgery that I could perfect the techniques to fix my own complicated eyes.

But, I didn’t have enough corneal tissue to correct my eyes with LASIK, not even the thin-flap LASIK that became available a few years later.  PRK could be done, but my high correction would result in very high amounts of haze and regression.  On top of that, there were serious problems with performing very high prescriptions and getting bad night glare, halos, and loss of contrast sensitivity.

I obtained the equipment and learned the technique of Epi-Lasik, and performed it on many people in my own position. I also decided with the advances in PRK haze control, pain control, and accuracy, I would have my laser performed as PRK in two parts to avoid the haze and regression issues. The results were amazing.

To me, this surgery has been a no-brainer, and the monovision has been even a bigger no-brainer.  I have no problems driving at night, I don’t use readers for anything, and the Restasis has taken away the dry eyes I had.  My only regret is that it took me so many years to have it done.

Dr. Motwani is proud to announce his recent recognition from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for his technologies and practices. Motwani and his office received two patents for his Systems and Methods for Corneal Laser Ablation.

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Dr. Motwani's Success Stories

As a member of the San Diego Padres, good vision is crucial to my success on the field. The decision to have laser surgery was not easy for me, but after listening to many praises from friends who had used your services, I was convinced it was right for me. I am still amazed that one day after the procedure, I was able to play catch without any problems or discomfort.

Stan Spencer
Former San Diego Padre player

I want to express my thanks to you and your staff for the excellent care that I received at Motwani Lasik Institute. The entire process was smooth and easy right from the start. Everyone was very helpful in making me feel comfortable and answered all my questions. I am amazed at how much my vision is improved and I look forward to playing baseball this season with my “new eyes”.

Chris Gomez
Former Shortstop, San Diego Padres

Dr. Motwani – you really are a genius! You accomplished what others told me could not be done with my eyes. I was extremely impressed with the passion you have for your profession.

Ted Tollner
Former Head Football Coach. San Diego State University

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