Astrid's Keratoconus addressed with Scleral Lens, 20/20 Result

This is a photo of me with Astrid, my keratoconus patient who has been visiting our practice annually for many years from Guatemala. Besides having an advanced case of keratoconus, Astrid is extremely nearsighted and has been unable to function with eyeglasses or conventional contact lenses. Before ever coming to Miami, Astrid felt that her visual life had come to an end. Astrid was unable to do most of the activities that we all take for granted such as driving and playing the sport she loved so much which is tennis. About 10 years ago we fit Astrid with GVR lenses which restored clear (20/20) undistorted, comfortable vision to her once again. She is now able to do all of the activities she was unable to do before before traveling to Miami. Before coming here, Astrid was fearful that she would need corneal transplant surgery. Over the years, Astrid's eyes, corneas and vision have remained stable. She is able to wear her lenses comfortably all of her waking hours. Astrid will never need to undergo corneal transplant surgery.

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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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