PRK in 2011 with Declining Vision. Now 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens
This patient visited our office from Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2011 he underwent photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) surgery. Almost immediately following this procedure he started losing quality vision. For over one year he was unable to drive a car because he did not feel safe. His vision in dim light and at night was worse. He told us that very often he was unable to recognize faces. As a result of his vision loss he became severely depressed. Contact lenses and eyeglasses were of little help. Last year he visited an internationally renown eye institution in the U.S. for help. The doctors there were not able to help him and he returned home. He returned to the doctors that performed the PRK who felt that his problem was in his head. They explained that the reason he was not seeing clearly was that his brain was not receiving the vision signals from his eyes properly. Finally, on one of his last visits to the surgeon who performed the PRK, the surgeon suggested that he get a girlfriend. We recently fit this patient with GVR Scleral lenses. With these lenses and a very small eyeglass prescription needed to be worn in conjunction with the GVR lenses, this patient was able to see 20/20 in each eye without distortions and in all lighting conditions with excellent comfort.
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