Lasik in 2000, Ectasia Suddenly Eight Years Later

This is a profile photo of a cornea that underwent LASIK surgery in 2000. The "beer belly" shape is due to a condition known as post-LASIK corneal ectasia. The bulging out of the cornea took place 8 years after this eye underwent LASIK surgery. For 8 years this eye was able to provide very good vision. The ectasia took place in a rather sudden manner over a period of 4 weeks. Besides loosing significant vision, the ripple effect of this condition created other ocular issues. For the past 6 years this patient has been wearing GVR Scleral lenses which have restored a significant amount of quality vision once again. This eye will have to be watched very carefully with periodic examinations for the rest of this patient's life to make sure that the ocular health is maintained so that corneal transplant surgery will not need to be done.

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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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