Keratoconus Patient now 20/20 with the GVR Scleral Lens
This young man was diagnosed with keratoconus in 2005. Over the years he visited a number of eye clinics and eye doctors seeking help with his vision. He was unable to see clearly with any eyeglasses provided to him. In addition, none the of the soft lenses that were given him provided him with functional vision. All of the gas permeable lenses that he received over the years were extremely uncomfortable, were constantly moving on his eyes and would often pop out. In an effort to stabilize his corneas and to avoid a corneal transplant, this young man underwent Collagen Cross-Linking earlier this year. Last month, this patient visited our office for the first time. When this patient first came in, his visual acuity was 20/40 in his right eye and less than 20/200 in his left eye. We fit this patient with GVR Scleral lenses which have allowed him to see clearly (20/20 in each eye) and comfortably with all day lens wear for the first time in over 10 years. This patient will never need to undergo corneal transplant surgery.
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