Post-Intacs and X-Linking Patient 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

This young man was diagnosed with an advanced case of keratoconus while in high school. After finding it difficult to function with eyeglasses and contact lenses he underwent Intacs surgery and Collagen Cross Linking. Intacs are small round plastic rings that surgically inserted into the cornea in an effort to make the cornea have a more rounded shape. The Collagen Cross Linking is done to strengthen the cornea and to prevent progression of the keratoconus. These two procedures were done about 4 years ago. Three years ago, we fit this patient with gas permeable GVR Scleral lenses which have allowed him to see 20/20 in each eye for the first time in many years. He is able to wear his GVR lenses all day comfortably. In addition, his vision is stable and his eyes have maintained their health since receiving his lenses.

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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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