Patient with Fluctuating Radial Keratotomy Vision Stable at 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

The first photo below is of me with my patient Doreen who visited us recently from New Jersey. Doreen underwent 2 separate Radial Keratotomy (“RK”) surgeries in 1985 and 1986. For the first few years, Doreen was able to see relatively well. However, for many years her vision was unstable and would fluctuate from morning into evening. Eyeglasses were not able to provide Doreen with the vision that she needed. Recently, we fit both of Doreen’s eyes with gas permeable GVR Scleral lenses. With her new lenses Doreen has clear (20/20), stable vision both at distance and near and is able to wear her lenses almost all of her waking hours. In the 2nd and 3rd photos you can see the scarred radial keratotomy incisions, many of which are still open after all these years. Today I asked Doreen when was the last time that she saw this clearly, her answer was ” this is the best vision I’ve had since I was eleven”. I feel very honored and privileged to have made such a difference in Doreen’s life.

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