Very Advanced Keratoconus Treated with GVR Scleral Lens

This patient has a very advanced case of keratoconus in his right eye and was diagnosed with this condition 5 years before visiting our office. Over the years he had visited a number of doctors and eye clinics seeking help. Regular contact lenses were either painful to wear or were unable to provide him with clear vision. Prior to visiting our specialty practice he was told that the only option left for him was corneal transplant surgery in the right eye. 3 years ago we fit his right eye with a GVR Scleral lens. This lens has provided this patient's right eye with clear (20/20) comfortable vision with all day lens wear. For the last 3 years both of his corneas (he wears a soft lens on his left eye) are clear and stable. In my opinion, 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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