Lasik over Radial Keratotomy Equals Severely Distorted Corneas. Now 20/25 in Each Eye with GVR Scleral Lens
This is a photo of me with our 2 student externs, Jenna Adelsberger and the extreme left and Amanda Golchin on the extreme right. Standing to my left is our patient Nick, who underwent 3 separate Radial Keratotomy (RK) surgeries in the 1980’s followed by 2 separate LASIK procedures 20 and 23 years later. These surgeries left Nick with severely distorted corneas which were later diagnosed as “post refractive surgical corneal ectasia”. Nick’s corneas were so distorted that he was unable to wear any type of contact lens. Eyeglasses were not able to provide Nick with functional vision. Before visiting our office, Nick used pilocarpine eye drops 3 or 4 times each day in order to function. Pilocarpine drops function to constrict the pupils which help minimize the effect of the distorted corneas on his vision. 3 months ago, we fit both of Nick’s eyes with the Eye Print Pro Scleral lens. Eye Print Pro technology involves making an impression of the front surface of the eye. This procedure is painless and takes just a few minutes. The impression or mold of the front ocular surface is then sent to our special laboratory where a scleral lens is made. Every “hill and valley” of the entire front surface of each of Nick’s eyes is imbedded into the back surface of the Eye Print Pro scleral lens. Today, Nick told me that he has never seen as clearly and as comfortably as he is now seeing. Without these lenses, Nick’s visual acuity is less than 20/800. With the Eye Print Pro scleral lens Nick is able to see clearly (20/25) in each eye without any distortions.
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