Keratoconus Patient Stable at 20/20 with Clear, Comfortable Vision

This patient first visited our office 18 months ago from Santiago, Chile. In the 1970’s this patient underwent corneal transplant surgery in both eyes due to keratoconus. About 8 years ago he noted that his vision began to deteriorate and eye glasses were not able to provide him with functional vision. When this patient first came to see us, his corrected visual acuity was less than 20/50 (with distortions) with his eye glasses. Over the years he was not able to wear contact lenses. 18 months ago we fit this patient with GVR Scleral lenses which enabled him to see clearly (20/20 without distortions) and comfortably with all day lens wear. The first evening he was with his new lenses, he went to a major tennis tournament here in Miami. He recently told me that it was the first time in many years that he was able to see the tennis ball in play clearly. Prior to that evening, he never saw a tennis ball in play. Over the last 18 months, this patient’s vision and corneas have remained stable. Today he told me that he feels better with his lenses on than without having his lenses on. This patient will be able to wear his GVR lenses clearly and comfortably for many, many years to come.

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