John Conquers Keratoconus with the GVR Scleral Lens, now 20/20 Each Eye

This is a photo of me with keratoconus patient John. John was first diagnosed with keratoconus about 4 years ago. Prior to being diagnosed with keratoconus, John had difficulty seeing clearly with eyeglasses. As his keratoconus condition progressed, he was fit with a variety of contact lenses including hybrid lenses which he found to be very uncomfortable. In addition to his vision becoming increasingly more blurry, John always felt his eyes to be dry. To stabilize his corneas, last year John had Collagen Cross-Linking done to both of his corneas. Collagen Cross-Linking is done to slow or stop the progression of keratoconus by strengthening the fibers within the cornea. When John first visited our office in November, 2015, his best corrected visual acuity was 20/60 in each eye. Soon after his initial visit with us, we fit both of John's eyes with GVR Scleral lenses. With his new scleral lenses John has clear (20/20), comfortable vision and is able to wear his lenses all of his waking hours. In addition, John's dry eye symptoms disappeared. This is due to the fact that his scleral lenses do not rest on his corneas. Instead the scleral lenses are supported by the white portion of the eye (the sclera). The space between the back surface of the scleral lens and the front surface of the cornea is filled with sterile saline solution which allows the cornea to remain moist. Over the following 6 months Johns eyes were carefully examined at regular intervals. John's vision and corneas have remained stable since receiving his scleral lenses. I expect John to be able to continue wearing his scleral lenses comfortably and with clear 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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