Keratoconus Patient Stable at 20/20 with Clear, Comfortable Vision

This patient first visited our office 18 months ago from Santiago, Chile. In the 1970's this patient underwent corneal transplant surgery in both eyes due to keratoconus. About 8 years ago he noted that his vision began to deteriorate and eye glasses were not able to provide him with functional vision. When this patient first came to see us, his corrected visual acuity was less than 20/50 (with distortions) with his eye glasses. Over the years he was not able to wear contact lenses. 18 months ago we fit this patient with GVR Scleral lenses which enabled him to see clearly (20/20 without distortions) and comfortably with all day lens wear. The first evening he was with his new lenses, he went to a major tennis tournament here in Miami. He recently told me that it was the first time in many years that he was able to see the tennis ball in play clearly. Prior to that evening, he never saw a tennis ball in play. Over the last 18 months, this patient's vision and corneas have remained stable. Today he told me that he feels better with his lenses on than without having his lenses on. This patient will be able to wear his GVR lenses clearly and comfortably for many, many years to come.

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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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