Nationally Ranked Tennis Player with Declining Lasik Vision now 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

This patient underwent LASIK surgery in 2001. 18 months following his LASIK surgery, his vision started to decline. Eyeglasses and contact lenses over the following years failed to provide comfort and quality vision. Collagen Cross-Linking and Intacs surgery was done in 2009. Later that same year conductive keratoplasty (CK) was done on both eyes. What makes this case and this patient so interesting is that in 1999, he was a nationally ranked tennis player in the under 35 age group. In 1999 he won the the amateur court tennis doubles championship. Several years after undergoing LASIK this patient was forced to give up driving. However, he still participated in national tennis tournaments often taking a cab to the event and still winning many tournaments. When asked how could he perform even though he had a problem seeing the ball, he responded that his body could feel where the ball was. This patient has developed post-LASIK corneal ectasia. When he first came into our office his visual acuity with eyeglasses was an unstable 20/50. We fit him with GVR Scleral lenses which are providing him with 20/20 vision in each eye with all day comfort and stable vision at night, indoors and in bright daylight.

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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