Lasik in 2006 Followed by Failing Vision, now 20/15 with GVR Scleral Lens

This young woman underwent LASIK surgery in 2006 at a world famous eye institution. 2 years later when she noticed that her vision was failing she returned to the same doctors and had the LASIK redone in both eyes. Several years later her vision once again began to fail. This time, however, the doctors at this institution declined to do any additional procedures as her corneas were too thin for another LASIK surgery. Over the following years this woman visited a number of eye doctors seeking help in restoring her vision. Eye glasses did not provide her with functional vision. She was also unable to tolerate any rigid or soft contact lenses. Last month this young woman visited our office for the first time. After examining her we determined that the reason she was unable to see clearly was that both of her corneas were extremely distorted. Her visual acuity with her eyeglasses was 20/80 in one eye and 20/50 in her other eye. In addition, she told us that her vision would change at different times of the day. Several weeks ago we fit this patient with GVR Scleral lenses. Now her corrected vision with these unique lenses is 20/15 in each eye. Her vision is stable and she is able to wear her lenses comfortably all day. I will be monitoring her carefully over the next few months to make sure that her corneas remain stable and that her improved vision remains the same. I don't expect any changes in her vision and I feel that she will be able to wear these lenses comfortably for many years to come.

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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