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.