Keratoconus Patient from Peru Seeing 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

Standing next to me in the photo below is Claudia, who has been visiting our specialty practice from Lima, Peru. Claudia visited our office one year ago seeking help in restoring her vision which was severely compromised due to corneal transplant surgery in her right eye and advanced keratoconus in her left eye. For many years, prior to visiting our office, Claudia wore soft lenses on both eyes and hard lenses over the soft lenses. This soft-hard lens combination was not stable on her eyes, were very uncomfortable and would often pop out of her eyes. Last year we fit Claudia with GVR Scleral lenses which have allowed her to see clearly (20/20) and comfortably for the first time in many years. This week I examined Claudia again to make sure that her eyes were healthy and stable and that the lenses were still fitting well. This year a small change was made to her right scleral lens which I felt was needed to maintain the health and integrity of her 21 year old transplanted cornea. In the first photo below you can see Claudia's corneal transplant. I feel that this cornea will last Claudia for the rest of her life. The 2nd photo is a profile view of her left keratoconic cornea. For the last year, this cornea has been stable. My feeling is that Claudia will never need to undergo corneal transplant surgery in her left eye. I am looking forward to Claudia enjoying her new vision for 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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