This young man was diagnosed with keratoconus about 10 years ago. Over the last 10 years he tried wearing various contact lens designs and eyeglasses without success. Last year, in an effort to improve his vision and prevent progression of his keratoconus, he underwent Collagen Cross-linking in his right eye. Earlier this year he had Collagen Cross-linking done to his left eye. This young man first visited out office one month ago. When he first came in to see us, the visual acuity in his right eye was less than 20/800 and in his left eye 20/40. Since this patient was a little boy, he always wanted to be a police officer but had little hope of accomplishing this goal due to his vision disability. Last month we fit this patient with GVR Scleral lenses which have allowed him to see 20/20 in each eye without any distortions and with all day comfort. He recently passed his police entrance physical and is now waiting to receive notification about an entrance date into the police academy. For the first time in 10 years, this young man has clear 20/20 vision and will never need to undergo corneal transplant surgery or any other invasive ocular surgeries.
Keratoconous Patients Goes From 20/800 to 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens
- Category: Keratoconus
- Written by Super User