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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Optimum Infinite Gas Permeable Material

I am happy to announce that our Global Vision Rehabilitation Center will be designing and fitting all of our “high need” patients with the Optimum Infinite gas permeable contact lens material. The Optimum Infinite material is the most oxygen permeable material ever to be approved by the FDA. In addition, this newly FDA approved material includes a UV lens blocker. Now for the first time, with certain patients, wearing a scleral lens made with the Infinite material under extended wear conditions can be considered.

SMAP 3D Scleral Lens Design

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Last year we introduced an exciting piece of technology that has allowed us to custom design a scleral lens much more accurately. It is the SMAP 3D, which is a computer attached to a dedicated camera that allows us to obtain a 3 dimensional image of the entire front surface of the eye, including the cornea and the surrounding white portion of the eye (the sclera). Up until now there has not been any technology that would allow us to measure the ocular curvatures outside the cornea. The SMAP allows us to do this. Read More

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EyePrint Pro

EyePrintPro technology creates a scleral lens based on a mold of the cornea. The molding is accurate to 1 or 2 microns and fits perfectly because it exactly mirrors the irregularities of the individual corneal surface. The technology is well suited for post-Lasik, Keratoconus, RK, eye injury, and corneal transplant patients. Read More in this PDF about EyePrintPro Scleral Lens Technology

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