Keratoconus Patient from Chile 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

This is a photo of me with our 2 student interns, Amanda Golchin on my immediate left and Jenna Adelsberger on the extreme right. In the center is our keratoconus patient, Magela, who has been visiting us from Santiago, Chile. In the background is Angel, Magela’s husband. Several years ago, Magela was referred to us for scleral lens fitting by her eye doctor in Santiago. Prior to visiting our office, Magela was unable to see clearly with her eyeglasses and was unable to obtain clear and comfortable vision with any type of contact lens that was given to her back home. On her initial visit with us we were able to provide her with clear and comfortable vision with GVR Scleral lenses. Without corrective lenses, Magela’s visual acuity is less than 20/800. With scleral lenses Magela is able to see clearly (20/20) and comfortably with all day lens wear. 2 weeks ago Magela returned for an eye and scleral lens evaluation. Due to a small change in her corneal topographies, a change was made to her scleral lens design. Before visiting us several years ago, Magela was fearful that one day she would need to undergo corneal transplant surgery. Yesterday, Magela returned home with her new scleral lenses. Magela will be able to wear scleral lenses for many more years with clear, comfortable vision. She will never need to undergo corneal transplant surgery. 

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