Lasik with Retreatment, Followed by Ectasia, now 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

This patient underwent LASIK surgery in 2003. Shortly afterward, she noticed that her vision was failing. In 2004 this patient had a repeat LASIK procedure done on both eyes in an attempt to restore the vision she had lost. This patient’s vision began to deteriorate once again in 2005. Over the following years she visited a number of eye doctors who fit her with a variety of soft lens designs which did not correct her vision and only added to her dry eye symptoms. In 2011, an eye doctor in her home city diagnosed her with post-LASIK corneal ectasia and referred her to our office. When she first visited our office her visual acuity was 20/200 in each eye. Eye glasses were not an option as they created optical distortions too great for her to tolerate.In 2011, we fit this patient with GVR Scleral lenses. These lenses provided her with clear (20/20), comfortable vision in each eye with all day lens wear. Over the last 4 years I have examined this patient every year to make sure that her eyes remained healthy and her corneas remain stable. This patient came in today for her yearly examination. Her eyes have remained stable as has her vision. This patient will not need to undergo any additional surgical or non-surgical procedures. I expect her corneas and her vision to remain stable for many years into the future.

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