Keratoconus Patient from Peru Seeing 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens
Standing next to me in the photo below is Claudia, who has been visiting our specialty practice from Lima, Peru. Claudia visited our office one year ago seeking help in restoring her vision which was severely compromised due to corneal transplant surgery in her right eye and advanced keratoconus in her left eye. For many years, prior to visiting our office, Claudia wore soft lenses on both eyes and hard lenses over the soft lenses. This soft-hard lens combination was not stable on her eyes, were very uncomfortable and would often pop out of her eyes. Last year we fit Claudia with GVR Scleral lenses which have allowed her to see clearly (20/20) and comfortably for the first time in many years. This week I examined Claudia again to make sure that her eyes were healthy and stable and that the lenses were still fitting well. This year a small change was made to her right scleral lens which I felt was needed to maintain the health and integrity of her 21 year old transplanted cornea. In the first photo below you can see Claudia’s corneal transplant. I feel that this cornea will last Claudia for the rest of her life. The 2nd photo is a profile view of her left keratoconic cornea. For the last year, this cornea has been stable. My feeling is that Claudia will never need to undergo corneal transplant surgery in her left eye. I am looking forward to Claudia enjoying her new vision for many years to come.
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