Keratoconus Patient Facing Transplant Receives Scleral Lenses Instead

This patient has advanced keratoconus in both eyes. About 4 years ago she visited an internationally renown eye institution seeking proper treatment. While there she was told that her only option was corneal transplant surgery in both eyes as her condition was too advanced for contact lenses. Prior to this she had been wearing contact lenses but they were very painful and her vision was unstable. 4 years ago we fit this patient with GVR Scleral lenses which have provided her with clear (20/20) stable, comfortable vision with all day wear. Over the past 4 years her keratoconus has not progressed nor will it. Prior to wearing these unique lenses, this patient's life was defined by keratoconus. Not any longer. She is now living a normal visual life and functioning on the same level as those of us who do not have keratoconus.

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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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