Keratoconus Patient with Hydrops Receives GVR Scleral Lens

The patient in this photo was diagnosed with advanced keratoconus over 30 years ago. For many years she visited a number of eye doctors trying to get fit with contact lenses that she could wear comfortably with clear vision. Four years ago she developed this bright white spot in her right cornea. She visited doctors at several world famous eye institutions who told her that the only treatment was corneal transplant surgery. The white spot is a condition called "hydrops." This conditions develops when the most posterior corneal membrane tears due to internal pressures within the eye outward into the weakened, thinned out cornea. When this event takes place, fluid (aqueous) from within the eye enters the center of the cornea and can give the cornea a milky or opaque white appearance. In this instance, the clear cornea in front of the pupil was spared and therefore a corneal transplant was not necessary. Last year we fit this patient with GVR Scleral lenses which are providing this patient with clear, comfortable stable vision with all day lens wear. The photo below shows the opaque white area in this patient's cornea which is the hydrops. As long as this patient wears her GVR Scleral lenses she will never need to undergo corneal transplant surgery.

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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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