Epi-Lasik over Transplant, now legally blind and light sensitive
The photos and images below are of the right and left eye of a 62 year old woman who underwent corneal transplant surgery in both eyes over 30 years ago followed by 2 “Epi- Lasik” surgeries in her right eye and 1 Epi-Lasik surgery in her left eye many years later. Both of her corneas are extremely distorted and she is legally blind in both eyes without corrective lenses. Both of her corneas are so distorted that eyeglasses and conventional contact lenses are not able to provide this patient with functional vision. In addition, this patient is so light sensitive that she has difficulties keeping her eyes open in brightly lite environments.The 3rd and 4th images are 3 dimensional views of both of her corneas which were generated by our computer. Epi-Lasik is a form of LASIK surgery. I do not know why these surgeries were done on this patient’s corneas. Both of this patient’s eyes were fit with scleral lenses which are allowing her to see clearly and comfortably for the first time in many years. In addition, with her scleral lenses she is no longer light sensitive.
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