Intacs Patient now 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

This young man has suffered from advanced keratoconus in both eyes for many years. After he was diagnosed with keratoconus, he tried wearing eyeglasses and many different types of contact lenses, all unsuccessfully. Because of his poor vision, he found it extremely difficult to continue his studies at a local college. In an effort to make his corneas less irregular and more stable, he underwent Intacs surgery in 2009. Intacs are plastic rings that are inserted into the center of the front surface of the eye, the cornea. The Intacs, however, did not improve his vision. The top photo is of this very special patient and me. The lower photo shows the plastic rings (Intacs)located in the center of his right cornea. In 2010, we fit this patient with GVR Scleral lenses. With these lenses this young man was able to see clearly (20/20 vision without any distortions) and comfortably with all day lens wear. This was the first time in many years that this young man was able to see so clear. Earlier this month, this patient was examined once again. His corneas have remained healthy and stable over the years. However, because of a normal vision change, a new pair of GVR Scleral lenses were provided to him. Since this patient's first visit to my office, he re-enrolled in college, got married and has 2 beautiful children. In addition, he has a new profession which he loves. 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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