Lasik 2003, Ectasia 2011, Seeing Clearly and Comfortably with GVR Scleral Lens

This is a photo of our student doctor Tina Cheung with a patient who underwent LASIK surgery in 2003. Several years after her LASIK surgery, this patient’s vision began deteriorating. Her vision at night and indoors was very poor. Eyeglasses and contact lenses were not able to improve her vision. In 2011 this patient was diagnosed with post-LASIK ectasia. Last month we fit this patient with GVR Scleral lenses. She is now able to see clearly and comfortably indoors and at night both at distance and at near. She is also able to wear her GVR lenses all of her waking hours. The photo below was taken through a special microscope after a dye was instilled in her eye. The bright green circular line represents the LASIK flap. By the way, Tina Cheung graduates as an eye doctor later this month and will be taking care of patients in the San Francisco area.

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