Intacs Patient now 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens
This young man has suffered from advanced keratoconus in both eyes for many years. After he was diagnosed with keratoconus, he tried wearing eyeglasses and many different types of contact lenses, all unsuccessfully. Because of his poor vision, he found it extremely difficult to continue his studies at a local college. In an effort to make his corneas less irregular and more stable, he underwent Intacs surgery in 2009. Intacs are plastic rings that are inserted into the center of the front surface of the eye, the cornea. The Intacs, however, did not improve his vision. The top photo is of this very special patient and me. The lower photo shows the plastic rings (Intacs)located in the center of his right cornea. In 2010, we fit this patient with GVR Scleral lenses. With these lenses this young man was able to see clearly (20/20 vision without any distortions) and comfortably with all day lens wear. This was the first time in many years that this young man was able to see so clear. Earlier this month, this patient was examined once again. His corneas have remained healthy and stable over the years. However, because of a normal vision change, a new pair of GVR Scleral lenses were provided to him. Since this patient’s first visit to my office, he re-enrolled in college, got married and has 2 beautiful children. In addition, he has a new profession which he loves. This patient will never need to undergo corneal transplant surgery.
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