Lasik Followed by Ectasia. Patient now 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

This is a photo of me and my patient Edith. In 2002, Edith underwent LASIK surgery in both eyes. One week later she began losing vision in her left eye. About 5 months later the vision in her right eye began to fail. About one year after undergoing LASIK surgery, a diagnosis of post-LASIK corneal ectasia was made. Edith visited 6 different major eye institutions and a number of doctors before coming to our office. During this period, Edith was fit with a variety of soft, gas permeable and hybrid lenses, all without success. In 2007, Edith visited our office for a comprehensive examination and scleral lens fitting. Before visiting our office, Edith was told that the only way for her to see clearly once again was with additional surgeries and possibly corneal transplant surgery. We fit Edith with GVR Scleral lenses which have allowed her to see clearly (20/20 vision) and comfortably once again. Over the past 9 years I have seen Edith on a number of occasions. Over these years, Edith’s corneas and eyes have remained stable and she has been able to wear her lenses comfortably for all of her waking hours. Edith will never need to undergo any invasive procedures such as another LASIK surgery or corneal transplant surgery.

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