Lasik in 2006 Followed by Failing Vision, now 20/15 with GVR Scleral Lens

This young woman underwent LASIK surgery in 2006 at a world famous eye institution. 2 years later when she noticed that her vision was failing she returned to the same doctors and had the LASIK redone in both eyes. Several years later her vision once again began to fail. This time, however, the doctors at this institution declined to do any additional procedures as her corneas were too thin for another LASIK surgery. Over the following years this woman visited a number of eye doctors seeking help in restoring her vision. Eye glasses did not provide her with functional vision. She was also unable to tolerate any rigid or soft contact lenses. Last month this young woman visited our office for the first time. After examining her we determined that the reason she was unable to see clearly was that both of her corneas were extremely distorted. Her visual acuity with her eyeglasses was 20/80 in one eye and 20/50 in her other eye. In addition, she told us that her vision would change at different times of the day. Several weeks ago we fit this patient with GVR Scleral lenses. Now her corrected vision with these unique lenses is 20/15 in each eye. Her vision is stable and she is able to wear her lenses comfortably all day. I will be monitoring her carefully over the next few months to make sure that her corneas remain stable and that her improved vision remains the same. I don’t expect any changes in her vision and I feel that she will be able to wear these lenses comfortably for many years to come.

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