Transplanted Keratoconus Patient with Hydrops

The patient standing next to me in this photo has an advanced case of keratoconus in both eyes. Earlier this year the pressure within his left eye against a thinned out cornea caused the most posterior membrane in this cornea to tear which allowed fluid from within the eye to enter the center of the cornea. This condition is called "hydrops". This resulted in a cloudy haze directly opposite the pupil in this eye. The visual acuity in his left eye became severely compromised which necessitated the need for a corneal transplant. For a number of years he has been successfully wearing a GVR lens on his right eye which is allowing him to see clearly (20/20 vision) and comfortably with all day lens wear. 6 weeks ago he received a corneal transplant in his left eye. As can be seen in the photo below, the transplanted cornea is clear and no inflammation has taken place in the eye. It is my hope that in 6 or 7 months we will be able to place a scleral lens on this eye. At the present time, this eye has no functional vision. As the healing process takes place over the coming months, stitches may have to be removed causing a change in the shape of the cornea. It is my expectation that once he is fit with a scleral lens his corrected visual acuity will be very close to 20/20.

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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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