Eighty Year Old Patient with Keratoconus 20/25 with GVR Scleral Lens

This is a photo of me with my patient Robert. We recently diagnosed Robert, age 80, with keratoconus. According to Robert, he has always had poor vision. Over the last few years he has noticed that his vision was fluctuating. Another eye doctor here in Miami felt that Robert's symptoms and history did not make sense and decided to refer Robert to our office. Earlier this year we examined Robert at which time a diagnosis of keratoconus was made. At that time we fit Robert with GVR Scleral lenses which have allowed him to see clearly and comfortable once again. Today, when Robert came in for his follow-up vision examination he was able to see 20/25 and a few letters in the 20/20 line. I asked Robert how he felt about his improved vision, he responded that his vision was now "the very best" that he has ever had. It has been my experience that it is very rare to diagnose keratoconus in a patient who is 80 years old, but I have seen this happen. I, along with my assistants and student doctors are extremely happy for Robert.

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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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