Keratoconus Patient with Intacs Removed Seeing Well with GVR Scleral Lens

The woman in the photo has suffered loss of vision due to an advanced case of keratoconus which was diagnosed over 25 years ago. For many years she was unable to obtain functional vision with either eyeglasses or contact lenses. About 8 years ago she underwent Intacs surgery in both eyes in an attempt to improve her vision. Intacs are small plastic rings which are surgically inserted into the center of the cornea in an attempt to smooth out the corneal surface. In the case of this patient, the Intacs did not work out well. A year after undergoing Intacs surgery, these plastic rings were removed due to an inflammatory response in her corneas. She then underwent a Collagen Cross linking procedure which is designed to strengthen her corneas and to stabilize them. None of these procedures improved her vision. 6 years ago this patient visited our office for a comprehensive examination. It was at this visit that we fit her with GVR Scleral lenses. With her GVR lenses, this patient has been seeing clearly and comfortably with all day lens wear. Her corneas are stable as is her vision for the past 6 years.

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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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