Student with Keratoconus Receives GVR Scleral Lens

This young man was diagnosed with keratoconus about 10 years ago. Both of his corneas have become increasingly more distorted and pronounced over the years. Last year, in an effort of avoid needing corneal transplant surgery, he underwent Collagen Cross-linking in both eyes. The keratoconus in his left cornea progressed to the point that the innermost corneal membrane ruptured causing liquid from inside the eye to enter the center of the cornea. This condition is called "hydrops". Note the cloudy appearance in the photo below. This is due to the hydrops. This patient's vision cannot be corrected with eyeglasses or conventional contact lenses. Earlier this year we fit this patient with GVR Scleral lenses. With these lenses, this young man can see clearly and comfortably with all day wear. Next month, this patient will be entering medical school. I expect him to continue to do well with his scleral lenses. He will never need to undergo corneal transplant surgery as his corneas have stabilized and have remained clear.

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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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