Keratoconous Patients Goes From 20/800 to 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

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.

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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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