Mother and Daughter with Keratoconus Receive GVR Scleral Lenses

This is a photo of me along with a mother and daughter who traveled from Lima, Peru to visit us. The mother (center) had a corneal transplant in her right eye over 20 years ago and has an advanced case of keratoconus in her left eye. The young woman on the right is this patient's daughter who has an advanced case of keratoconus and is trying to avoid corneal transplant surgery. Prior to visiting us, the mother was wearing soft lenses on both corneas and gas permeable lenses over the soft lenses. Her lenses were not stable on her corneas, would often pop out of her eyes and were very uncomfortable. Last week we provided the mother with GVR Scleral lenses which are allowing her to see clearly (20/20 vision) and comfortably with all day lens wear for the first time in many years. When we examined the daughter, she was not wearing any corrective lenses. She told us that she was not able to tolerate any lenses whatsoever. The visual acuity that we measured on this young woman when she first came in was less than 20/400. She also told us that she was driving this way. We fit the daughter with GVR Scleral lenses which are allowing this young woman to see clearly (20/20) and comfortably with all day lens wear once again. I don't think that the mother or daughter will ever need to undergo corneal transplant surgery