Keratoconus Patient with Ferra Rings now 20/20 in Each Eye

This young man recently visited our office from Santiago, Chile for his yearly eye and visual examination. When he was 14 years old, he was diagnosed with keratoconus. Eyeglasses and conventional contact lenses were unable to provide him with functional vision. 7 years ago he underwent Collagen Cross-linking in both eyes in an attempt to stabilize his corneas. In addition, Ferrara rings (similar to Intacs) were surgically implanted into the center of his left cornea which reduced to amount of corneal distortion. 6 years ago we fit this patient with GVR Scleral lenses. With these lenses this young man was able to see clearly (20/20 in each eye) and comfortably for the first time in many years. In the photo below you can see the Ferrara rings which were designed to decrease the intensity of his keratoconus. Over the past 6 years, this young man was seen by us on 4 separate occasions for eye, vision and scleral lens examinations. Over these years, his corneas have remained clear and stable and his keratoconus has not progressed. In addition he has been able to maintain 20/20 vision during this time period. I expect this patient to be able to wear his GVR Scleral lenses well into the distant future and I feel confident to write that he 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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