RK 30 years ago, Lasik 15 years later

This is a photo of an eye that underwent Radial Keratotomy surgery over 30 years ago followed by LASIK surgery 15 years later. A special green-yellow dye was used to highlight defects on the corneal surface. The green "spoke-like" lines radiating out from the center of the cornea toward the periphery are the open RK incisions, still open after all these years. Due to the resultant poor vision created by the RK surgery, this patient decided to undergo LASIK in an effort to undo the damage created by the RK operation. Note the bright horizontal cut just above 6:00 O'Clock. This cut was done to correct an astigmatic error in this eye. This particular incision or cut created a great deal of pain which this patient had to endure for many years. Note the circular tinted ring going around the periphery of the cornea. This is the outline of the LASIK flap. The fact that this line is tinted lets us know that this area is not completely sealed off but still open. Needless to say, this cornea is extremely distorted, dry and often very painful and has been this way for years. This eye was fit with a scleral lens which has eliminated the eye pain and restored quality vision in this eye. The bottom line to what I have written is that there is always hope to get your vision back no matter how bleak you feel your visual future is. I know many members who are reading my words feel that they have no hope to regain what was lost due to their surgery. Please do not give up or give in to any feelings of depression that you may be experiencing.

The Wavefront Scleral Lens

The corneal irregularities created by refractive surgeries, such as LASIK and RK, are responsible for ghosting, halos, starbursting, and loss of contrast sensitivity. These "higher order aberrations" may exist on both the anterior and posterior. With aberrometry, the defects of the entire optical system can now be corrected by a scleral lens.

The Wavefront Scleral Lens

Autologous Serum for Dry Eyes

Dry eye conditions are among the most challenging conditions faced by refractive surgery patients. With autologous serum, blood is spun down to plasma, forming an eye drop that helps rehabilitate the cornea.

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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

NEW: Powerpoint presentation on SMAP 3D

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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