Keratoconus Patient from Gautemala 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

This is a photo of me along with my keratoconus patient on the right and her sister on the left. This patient first visited our practice from Guatemala about 10 years ago. Before visiting us, she had been unable to tolerate any type of contact lenses. Eyeglasses were not able to provide her with functional vision. 10 years ago we fit this patient with GVR gas permeable lenses. For the past 10 years she has traveled every year from Guatemala to Miami to have her eyes and specialty lenses examined. Over these years her corneas have remained stable and her vision has remained clear (20/20). In addition, she has been able to wear her lenses all day comfortably. Before coming here 10 years ago, doctors in Guatemala told her that she will eventually need to undergo corneal transplant surgery. After examining this very special patient this past week and noting how stable and clear her corneas have remained, I can confidently say that she will never need to undergo corneal transplant surgery or any other invasive 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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