This is a photo of me with Ali, a patient with advanced keratoconus who came to see us from Baghdad, Iraq. Ali has been suffering from blurred and distorted vision for many years. Since his non-surgical options for vision improvement is very limited in Iraq, he traveled to Europe seeking help. While in Baghdad, he was told that corneal transplant surgery was his only choice. In December, Ali visited our office for the first time. We fit him with GVR Scleral lenses which are now allowing him to see clearly (20/20) and comfortably once again without distorted vision and with all day wear. Ali will never need to undergo corneal transplant surgery.