Keratoconus Patient from Chile Avoids Transplant with GVR Scleral Lens

This patient visited our office from Santiago, Chile. For many years she had been struggling with an advanced case of keratoconus in both eyes. When she first came to see us, she was wearing a gas permeable lens on her left eye only. This left lens gave her functional vision but was uncomfortable as it was rubbing on the apex of her cone. Her right cornea was so advanced that she could not tolerate any rigid contact lens. In an effort to avoid a corneal transplant in her right eye, she came to see us. Last week we fit both of this patient's keratoconic corneas with GVR Scleral lenses. Now for the first time in many years she is able to see clearly (20/20 vision in both eyes) and comfortably with all day lens wear. Because these lenses do not touch her corneas but envelope both corneas in a liquid environment, her eyes will be comfortable and her vision stable. This patient 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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