Unstable Radial Keratotomy Cornea has Distortions Fixed by GVR Scleral Lens

In the 1988, this eye underwent an eye surgery known as Radial Keratotomy. Deep slices or incisions were made into the cornea in an effort to reduce this patient's dependance on eyeglasses and contact lenses. What took place instead was a large visual error (prescription) that became increasingly unstable and not correctable with eyeglasses or contact lenses. In addition, this eye presented the patient with halos, glare, light sensitivity and double vision. Look carefully and you will note blood vessels growing onto the cornea, where blood vessels do not belong. Several years ago we fit this eye with a GVR Scleral lens which has eliminated all of the visual distortions created by this surgery. In addition, the patient is no longer light sensitive. Because this lens acts as both a protective and therapeutic device we are hopeful that the growth of blood vessels onto the cornea will stop and hopefully recede.

Optimum Infinite Gas Permeable Material

I am happy to announce that our Global Vision Rehabilitation Center will be designing and fitting all of our “high need” patients with the Optimum Infinite gas permeable contact lens material. The Optimum Infinite material is the most oxygen permeable material ever to be approved by the FDA. In addition, this newly FDA approved material includes a UV lens blocker. Now for the first time, with certain patients, wearing a scleral lens made with the Infinite material under extended wear conditions can be considered.

SMAP 3D Scleral Lens Design

NEW: Powerpoint presentation on SMAP 3D

Last year we introduced an exciting piece of technology that has allowed us to custom design a scleral lens much more accurately. It is the SMAP 3D, which is a computer attached to a dedicated camera that allows us to obtain a 3 dimensional image of the entire front surface of the eye, including the cornea and the surrounding white portion of the eye (the sclera). Up until now there has not been any technology that would allow us to measure the ocular curvatures outside the cornea. The SMAP allows us to do this. Read More

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EyePrint Pro

EyePrintPro technology creates a scleral lens based on a mold of the cornea. The molding is accurate to 1 or 2 microns and fits perfectly because it exactly mirrors the irregularities of the individual corneal surface. The technology is well suited for post-Lasik, Keratoconus, RK, eye injury, and corneal transplant patients. Read More in this PDF about EyePrintPro Scleral Lens Technology

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