Declining Vision and Dry Eyes after PRK. Patient Seeing Clearly with GVR Scleral Lens

This patient visited our office from Italy where he underwent photo refractive keratectomy (PRK) eye surgery 8 years ago. This surgery was done to eliminate his myopia and astigmatism. Shortly after undergoing this surgery, he noticed his vision decreasing and his eyes becoming increasingly dry. He was unable to see clearly at distance or near and eyeglasses or contact lenses did little to provide relief. While he was able to function in bright daylight, he was unable to indoors and at night. In addition to the above vision issues he had painfully dry eyes and was addicted to a variety of eye drops. 3 years ago we examined this patient and provided him with GVR Scleral lenses. He is now able to see clearly both in daylight and at night. In addition, because these lenses do not touch his corneas but bath his dry corneas in a reservoir of unpreserved saline solution, he no longer suffers from dry eyes while wearing his lenses.