PIE or Presbyopia implant in Eye surgery consists of opening the natural lens of the eye, and cleaning out all the old fibers. IN this natural space a Presbyopic implant (Pi) lens. is inserted. Older terms for PIE are RLE(refractive lens exchange), CLE(clear lens exchange), premium implans or lifestyle implants. For this surgery there are a assortment of lenses that can be inserted into the eye including: Restor, Tecnis,Symfony and Crystalens. A consultation will help the patient and doctor choose the suitable lens that best fits the specific needs of the individual.
Pi in eye surgery requires a consultation with the doctor so one can learn all about the surgery and also select the specific lens to be implanted into the eye based on individual needs. The consultation also permits the patient to become comfortable with the process and to create a relationship with the doctor and staff. Every bit as essential, it will enable the surgeon to confirm the person is a great candidate. If you want to schedule your consult please call (310)4821240
In general, many surgeons like to conduct a comprehensive examination themselves. The doctor will evaluate the medical and vision history, dilate the eyes and do diagnostic tests on the eyes. Specific vision needs and lifestyle preferences will be learned during the consultation. Many surgeons will show pictures or videos of the actual procedure so that patients can fully comprehend what they will be happening to their eyes. Patients may also be given the opportunity to talk with former patients who have previously had the pi in eye surgery.
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Note that you may be asked for information involving: past/present eye problems, injuries or surgeries, medical conditions and medications, family history and primary care physician’s information. As well, you will need to bring your glasses and/or contact lenses to the consult. It is also wise to bring sunglasses in case the doctor dilates your pupils. Enlarged pupils enhances sensitivity to light as well as causes blurry vision for a couple hours.
On the day of your Pi in Eye examination, the surgeon will use different tests to make sure that your eyes are healthy and in good condition for surgery. The doctor checks for many conditions such as: myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), Presbyopia, Glaucoma, Cataracts, and History of dry eyes. The exam will start with the doctor or assistant using familiar Snellen chart which included a series of black letters that vary from big to small font. The results from this are expressed as for example 20/20 or 20/40. The first number expresses the fixed distance of twenty feet at which the test is conducted, while the second number is the distance from which a person with clear vision can see the same letter from. For instance, if your visual sight is at 20/40, then what you are seeing at twenty feet a person with perfect vision can see at forty feet. While if you are 20/80 your vision is one-fourth as good as normal and at 20/200 a person is considered legally blind.
Some tests your doctor may perform during the Consultation for Pi in Eye surgery:
Intra-ocular Pressure Measurement:
Iris Pupil Examination:
Visual Field Measurement:
Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT):
Calculations bases on visual tests:
All these measurements will be used determine the best power of the intraocular lens (IOL) to be embedded. The surgeon will use mathematical formulas employed to generate the lens power. The formulas are called: Hoffer Q, SRKT, Holladay 2, and Haigis. A physician may compare calculation results with different formulas. The physician can then fine-tune results based on the outcome of previous results. Figures after previous eye surgery is more difficult as the assumptions made in the formula are changed. Furthermore, after previous Lasik the relation between anterior and posterior cornea is changed. Radial Keratotomy interferes in corneal power detection as well. Certain calculations are necessary on these particular cases.
This is for educative purposes. Dr. Khanna is available for Consultation for Pi in Eye surgery in Beverly hills and Westlake Village. If you want to schedule your consult please call (310)4821240.
He is a member of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.