Lasik Flap Separating from Cornea

This patient made an appointment to see me in an effort to get relief from the constant pain he has been experiencing with this eye for several years. He visited a number of eye doctors and several world famous eye institutions seeking help. Not one doctor or clinic was able to diagnose the LASIK flap becoming “unglued” from the underlying cornea.

In addition, the very outer layer of his cornea has a condition called “bullous keratopathy”. This is characterized by the outer epithelial layer of the cornea separating from the underlying corneal structures. This eye underwent 2 LASIK procedures about 10 years ago. Several years later a complete retinal detachment took place. This is now a blind eye, not even light perception. This patient was given a special scleral lens called the “Prokera” lens which utilizes stem cell technology to permit the eye to heal. After the lens is worn for 5 continuous days, this eye is expected to look better at which time we will provide this patient with a GVR Scleral lens to further promote healing and alleviate ocular pain. Sadly, it is not possible for this eye to regain any form of useful vision.


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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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