Keratoconus Patient from Venezuela 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

This is a photo of me standing next to my patient visiting from Caracas, Venezuela and her daughter. This lovely woman has suffered from very poor and often painful vision for over 60 years. When this patient first visited our office her visual acuity was 20/150 in her right eye and 20/300 in her left eye. For many years she was wearing hard contact lenses which would ofter pop out of her eyes and be very uncomfortable and often painful to wear. When we first looked at her eyes, both corneas were extremely irritated and scarred from her ill fitting contact lenses. Further into the examination we were able to diagnose both eyes with advanced keratoconus. This patient was never told that she had keratoconus and had never heard the word "keratoconus" before. Earlier this week we fit both of her eyes with GVR Scleral lenses which are allowing her to see clearly (20/20) and comfortably once again with all day lens wear. After she received her GVR Scleral lenses I asked her when was the last time she saw this clearly. Her answer was maybe when she was 8 years old. It is because of patients like this very nice lady that I keep on doing what I have been doing for over 45 years. I feel that it is a great privilege to have played a part in this patient's vision care. I expect her to be able to wear her scleral lenses for many years to come. She will never need to undergo corneal transplant surgery.

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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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