Keratoconus, Patient from Chile

This is a photo of me with my very special patient Karina on my left and her mother, Cecilia on my right. Karina and her mother visited us last week from Santiago, Chile. A number of years ago Karina was diagnosed with keratoconus in both eyes with her left eye being very advanced. She was told by doctors in her country that she needed to have a corneal transplant in her left eye. 2 years ago, an ophthalmologist in Santiago suggested that she visit our office for a scleral lens consultation. When we first met Karina 2 years ago, she was able to wear a soft lens in her right eye but conventional soft or gas permeable lenses were not able to provide her with functional vision in her left eye. At that time, we fit Karina’s left eye with a GVR Scleral lens which provided her left eye with clear (20/20) stable comfortable vision with all day wear. This past week we examined Karina’s eyes and vision once again. Over the past 2 years her corneas changed slightly. This time we refit both eyes with GVR Scleral lenses which once again are allowing Karina to see clearly (20/20) and comfortably. The lower photo is a profile view of Karina’s left keratoconic cornea. Karina’s corneas are stable. Karina will never need to undergo corneal transplant surgery. I am looking forward to seeing Karina and her mother once again in the not too distant future. For more information about this unique technology please visitwww.sclerallens.com.


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