Lasik in 2000, Ectasia Left Eye Nine Years Later, now 20/40 with GVR Scleral Lens

This patient underwent LASIK surgery in both eyes in 2000. 9 years later he noted that the vision in his left eye began to deteriorate. Over the years he visited several eye doctors who were unable to diagnose his problem or help improve his vision. An eye doctor in our community referred this patient to us last year. At his initial visit his visual acuity was 20/25 in his right eye and 20/800 in his left eye. We diagnosed his left eye with a condition known as post-LASIK corneal ectasia. This condition is characterized by a protrusion or bulging of the cornea. This condition can occur months to years after the LASIK surgery was done. This patient's left eye was fit with a GVR lens which is allowing his left eye to see clearly (20/40) and comfortably. I expect that the visual acuity in this patient's left eye to improve over the coming months as his visual system adjusts to the newly improved vision. As long as this patient wears the lens in his left eye, he will never need to undergo corneal transplant surgery.

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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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