Keratoconus Patient with Fusarium Scar Doing well with GVR Scleral Lens

The patient in this photo was diagnosed with keratoconus over 25 years ago. She was originally fit with soft contact lenses which did not provide her with quality vision. About 10 years ago she developed an extremely rare fungal infection in one eye known as Fusarium Keratitis. The Fusarium fungus resided in a contaminated soft contact lens solution. This fungal infection left her with a permanent scar adjacent to the visual axis (i.e. her pupil). Once the eye had healed, this cornea became even more irregular than before the infection. In an effort to avoid a corneal transplant, this patient was referred to our office. 9 years ago we fit this patient with GVR Scleral lenses which have provided this patient with clear, stable comfortable vision with all day wear. Over the years, her corneas have been clear and stable. This patient will never need to undergo corneal transplant surgery. The photo below shows the GVR Scleral lens over the cornea with the Fusarium scar.

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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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