Sixteen Year old from Venezula Treated with GVR Scleral Lens

In the photo below standing next to me is a 16 year old boy with advanced keratoconus in both eyes. Standing to his left is his father. They both visited our office from Venezuela. 3 years ago he was diagnosed with keratoconus. Over the last 3 years he was fit with a number of different lenses which either did not correct his vision or were very uncomfortable to wear. When this boy first visited us several weeks ago, the visual acuity in his right eye was less than 20/800 and 20/100 in his left eye. Eyeglasses were not able to provide him with functional vision. This patient's right cornea was so pronounced that "hydrops" developed. This is a condition where the most posterior membrane of the cornea ruptures allowing fluid (aqueous) from inside the eye to enter the center of the cornea creating a cloudy appearance. We fit both of this boy's eyes with GVR Scleral lenses. With these lenses he is now able to see 20/30 with his right eye and 20/20 with his left eye with all day lens wear and comfort. In his home country he was told that the only solution for his vision loss was to undergo corneal transplant surgery. Just prior to visiting our office, this patient underwent Corneal Cross Linking which is designed to strengthen his corneas. In the photo below, note the haze directly in front of the pupil. This is the "hydrops" created by the ruptured corneal membrane described above. I expect this young boy's corneas to remain stable and seriously doubt that he will ever 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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