Dry Eyes Protected with GVR Scleral Lens

Three years ago, the young woman in this photo developed painfully dry eyes . The cause of her dry eyes is undetermined and not well understood. For the past three years both eyes have been painful with constant burning and itching. Last week we fit this patient with GVR Scleral lenses. These unique lenses vault over her dry corneas and keep the front surface of the eye in a liquid (sterile unpreserved saline) environment. When this patient returned home after a weeks stay in Miami, she was seeing clearly and comfortably once again. The pain, the burning and the itching were gone. Upon leaving to return home, she presented us with an awesome strawberry chocolate cake. It's moments like this that give my professional life extra meaning. Over the next few months we will be seeing this young woman again several times for follow-up visits to make sure that her eyes remain clear and healthy.