Diagnosed with Keratoconus 40 Years Ago, Now 20/25 in Each Eye with GVR Scleral Lens

This is a photo of me with my patient Arturo, who visited our office from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Arturo was diagnosed with keratoconus in both eyes over 40 years ago. 40 years ago, Arturo underwent corneal transplant surgery in his right eye. His left eye has an advanced case of keratoconus. Over the past 40 years, Arturo was unable to have functional vision with eyeglasses and as a result has been wearing hard lenses. Arturo was fit many times with a variety of hard lenses which were very uncomfortable and often painful to wear. Often, Arturo's lenses would pop out of his eyes. When I first met Arturo several months ago, his visual acuity with his hard contact lenses was 20/30 in his right eye and less than 20/200 in his left eye. Several months ago, we fit Arturo with GVR Scleral lenses which have allowed him to see clearly (20/25 in each eye) both at distance and close up and comfortably with all day lens wear. Before coming to Miami, Arturo was fearful that he would need a corneal transplant in his left eye. After evaluating Arturo on a number of occasions over the last few months, I feel that he will be able to wear his scleral lenses with clear, comfortable vision for many years to come. Arturo will never need to undergo corneal transplant surgery in his left eye.

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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

NEW: Powerpoint presentation on SMAP 3D

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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