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.