Keratoconus followed by Vitrectomy

This is a photo of Ignacio, a patient with an advanced case of keratoconus, who visited our office from Santiago, Chile recently. I am standing on Ignacio's right. Our student extern, Jenna Adelsberger, in on Ignacio's left side. Ignacio first visited our office 2 years ago at which time we fit both of Ignacio's eyes with GVR Scleral lenses. Prior to visiting our office, Ignacio had been wearing soft lenses which did not provide him with functional vision. In addition to keratoconus, Ignacio suffered a detached retina in his left eye due to an accident about 5 years ago. To repair the detached retina, a vitrectomy was performed on this eye. A vitrectomy involves the removal of the bulk of the interior contents of the eye (the vitreous) and replacing it with saline solution. After examining Ignacio recently a small change was made to his left scleral lens. With scleral lenses, Ignacio has 20/20 vision with his right eye and 20/30 vision with his left eye. In addition, Ignacio is able to wear his scleral lenses comfortably all of his waking hours. Prior to visiting our office 2 years ago, Ignacio's corrected vision with his soft lenses was about 20/80. Without correction, Ignacio's visual acuity is counting fingers at a 6 inch distance. I expect Ignacio to be able to wear his scleral lenses comfortably and with clear vision for many years to come.

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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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