Dr. Shalu Pal

  • "If you want quality and wonderful service, please go to Dr. Shalu Pal! The patience, care, and true concern that Dr. Pal has for her clients is wonderful. "

    --Seleena J
  • " I was pleasantly surprised by finding a hidden gem within Dr. Pal's office"

    --Naveed
  • "Finally a doctor who is extremely knowledgeable, patient and explains things clearly. She is a wonderful human being who really takes the time to care for your needs. The office has a wonderful atmosphere and the staff are just as helpful as Dr. Pal. "

    --Mikail
  • "I couldn't ask for a better Optometrist. She is a delight to deal with, very patient, helpful and extremely knowledgeable. She was very good with my kids who can be very fussy at times.. And who could ask for a more beautiful location. Highly Recommend! "

    --Natalie M.
  • "My wife and I, highly recommend Dr. Pal. The staff, the service, the merchandise, are all top notch. They really make you feel welcomed. It has been several years since I have been able to see this well !!! You and your staff are the best !!!! "

    --Steve and Maria L.
  • "We barely go to optometrists so when we do, we should look for the best! I am super pleased I chose Dr. Pal\'s office. They were helpful from beginning to end, from booking on the phone to my actual visit. Dr. Pal was very detailed and went in-depth about my eye health. She is very patient and made me feel calm. The optician helped me pick a great pair of glasses, they were genuinely friendly which is a huge bonus."

    --Ahmad S
  • "I have been going to Dr. Pal for several years now. My most recent visit on June 6, 2016 was the best experience there that I have ever had. Firstly, the women on the desk were friendly and efficient - a very good prelude to my examination. Dr. Pal, herself, was, as usual, very thorough and encouraging in her examination. And she puts you at ease before we get into the eyes examination by discussing other things in life. That helps to ease any stress I may have. And they now have a man in the office who does that difficult examination (name of which I do not know!). He is so patient and encouraging and made the exam not so difficult for me this time. After all that, I saw Dr. Pal again before I left and she told me my eyes were good! Even had the news been not so good, I believe that I would be able to handle it because I truly believe that Dr. Pal and her staff would have taken good care of me. I will always go back to Dr. Pal and members of her team because I truly believe"

    --A. Howlett
  • " I have been to a few appointments at Dr. Pal\'s office over the last year for dry eye issues and every time it has been a very positive experience. The 3 receptionists at the front desk are warm and friendly. They are attentive and provide a very high level of customer service. I appreciate that they call me by name and remembered conversations we had at previous visits. I find Dr. Pal to be an excellent practitioner who is very thorough with her exams, has a lovely personality and takes the time to answer any and all questions that may arise. I am happy with the computer glasses I purchased and value the honest opinions I received from the staff when selecting frames. It was refreshing to have multiple opinions on styles and I felt they truly wanted me to walk out with a frame that was best suited to me. I highly recommend Dr. Pal \'s office! As a health care practitioner myself, I think all health care experiences should be this personilzed and friendly!"

    --A. Mclean
Intraocular Techniques


IntraOcular Techniques

Surgical vision correction techniques (including LASIK and PRK) are done at the surface of the eye. Intraocular techniques as the name implies are done within the eye. Two intraocular techniques hold promise: phakic intraocular lenses and clear lens extraction.

Intraocular techniques are derived from cataract surgery. (Cataracts are opacities in the crystalline lens that usually occur with age.) In modern cataract surgery the crystalline lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens called an Intraocular Lens (IOL). Many millions of cataract procedures are done every year around the world so the technique has been greatly refined. Most ophthalmologists are skilled in cataract removal and IOL implantation.

Until recently the crystalline lens was removed only when cataracts were present. Then some surgeons realized that the crystalline lens could be removed and replaced with an IOL as a way to correct refractive errors in eyes without cataracts. This technique is called Clear Lens Extraction (CLE). The term "clear lens" applies because the crystalline lens that is removed has no opaque cataracts in it.

CLE is being studied in cases of very high degrees of myopia where LASIK and PRK are less effective. (PRK is effective with low and moderate myopia. LASIK is effective with low moderate and high myopia. But neither LASIK nor PRK is optimum for extreme myopia.)

The phakic IOL technique is similar to clear lens extraction in that an artificial lens is implanted in the eye. However with a phakic IOL the patient s crystalline lens is not removed. (The Greek word phakos means "lens"; and a person who has a crystal-line lens is said to be "phakic"; a person whose crystalline lens has been removed usually due to cataracts is said to be "aphakic.") In the phakic IOL procedure an IOL is implanted just in front of the crystalline lens. (One company refers to its phakic IOL as an "implantable contact lens.")

The advantage of the phakic IOL is that in younger patients the crystalline lens remains and the patient doesn t lose the ability to accommodate. Because the crystalline lens is required for accommodation CLE which removes the lens will end the patient s ability to accommodate.

Both CLE and phakic IOLs hold promise for patients with extreme refractive errors. LASIK and PRK the standard treatments for the vast majority of refractive errors are less effective for extreme refractive errors. For the great bulk of refractive errors however laser vision correction is more precise than CLE or phakic IOL implantation. Laser vision correction is also safer easier and far less invasive. To some degree phakic IOL implantation is a reversible technique. CLE however definitely isn t. Once the crystalline lens is removed nothing can replace it.

As good as phakic IOLs and CLE promise to be their usefulness is likely to be limited to treating extreme refractive errors.

 
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