PRK Leads to Distorted Corneas and Bad Dim Light Vision. Now 20/20 in Both Eyes with GVR Scleral Lens
This photo shows on the left, our student extern Tina Cheung, our patient in the center and her brother on the right. Our patient and her brother recently traveled from Vancouver, British Columbia to visit our office. In 2006, she underwent photo refractive keratotomy surgery (PRK) in both eyes. This surgery left her with distorted corneas which has prevented her from functioning visually indoors and in dim lighting environments, especially at night. For the past 9 years she has not been able to drive at night. Over these years she visited 6 different eye doctors in her community who told her that they were not able to provide help. One doctor told her that the reason she could not see in low light situations was that she had cataracts (she does not). Finally out of desperation, this patient’s brother insisted on flying her to Miami to visit our office for help. When she arrived here we fit her with GVR Scleral lenses which have allowed her to see clearly in daylight and in the evening clearly (20/20) in both eyes without any distortions such as glare and halos. In addition, she is able to wear her GVR lenses all day comfortably.
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