RK Patient Happy for 20 Years, Then 20/50 and 20/200 and Uncorrectable. Now 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens
The woman standing next to me underwent Radial Keratotomy (RK) surgery over 25 years ago. This surgery involves making radial incisions onto the corneal surface from the center of the cornea unto the periphery much like the spokes on a bicycle wheel. For 20 years, this patient was satisfied with her vision. Over the last 5 or 6 years her vision began to fluctuate and to deteriorate. When this patient first came in, her corrected vision was 20/50 in one eye and less than 20/200 in the other eye. We fit both of this patient’s eyes with GVR Scleral lenses which are allowing her to see 20/20 in each eye with all day comfort. In the photo below, you can see the open RK incisions. These incisions will always remain open. The scleral lenses that were provided to this patient will not only correct her vision but also protect her corneas and keep them in a wet environment.
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