Lasik in 2006, then Ectasia a year later, then Pressure Spike

The woman in this photo underwent LASIK surgery in 2006. (She is pictured here with Dr. Boshnick.) About a year later she developed post-LASIK ectasia in both eyes. In 2008, in an effort to correct her distorted corneas, she underwent another refractive surgical procedure known as CK (conductive keratoplasty). In March, 2014 the right corneal LASIK flap became dislodged and her cornea perforated. A emergency corneal transplant was performed to restore vision. To prevent rejection of the corneal transplant she was placed on steroid drops which caused a sharp spike in the intraocular pressure of her right eye to over 50 mm Hg. To bring the pressure down a shunt was surgically placed into her eye. Although her intraocular pressure was reduced to a normal level, irreversible damage was done to her optic nerve. She is now blind in her right eye. This case is an example of what we refer to as the domino effect of unnecessary eye surgery.

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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