Aborted Lasik in 2004 Due to Microkeratome, now 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

This patient visited our office from Denver last week. In 2004, he underwent LASIK surgery in both eyes. During the LASIK surgery on his right eye, the instrument that creates the LASIK flap (the microtome) malfunctioned forcing the procedure to be aborted. Within a 2 year period he had 2 separate LASIK procedures done on his left eye but elected not to undergo any additional surgeries on his right eye out of fear that additional complications might develop. When this patient first entered our office the visual acuity in his right eye was less than 20/800. The visual acuity in his left eye was 20/25 with significant visual distortions known as "higher order aberrations." In addition both eyes always felt uncomfortable and dry. Over the years he visited a number of eye clinics and medical centers in Colorado and the surrounding states seeking help in restoring his vision and ocular comfort. Last week we fit this patient with GVR Scleral lenses. With these lenses this patient was able to see clearly (20/20) with each eye with excellent comfort and all day lens wear. In addition, all of the visual distortions such as glare, halos and starbursts (known as higher order aberrations) were eliminated. Next to the photo of the patient and me is a digital image of his right cornea. The ill-defined geometric pattern in the center of the photo is the incomplete LASIK flap. The center of this cornea is extremely distorted. The GVR Scleral lens replaces this distorted cornea as an optical surface allowing this eye to see clearly once again.

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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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