Deteriorating RK Vision Advised for Transplant now 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

This patient visited our office from Guatemala. In 1990 he underwent 2 separate radial keratotomy (RK) surgeries in an attempt to eliminate his myopia. While his vision was improved for a period of years, eventually his vision began to deteriorate. When his vision could not be corrected any longer with eyeglasses or contact lenses, he visited a number of corneal specialists both in his country and in the United States for help. After being told that his only option would be corneal transplant surgery, he visited our office in 2008 for another opinion. If you look carefully at the attached images, you will see that his RK incisions are still open after all these years. The cross sectional corneal image shows a GVR Scleral lens over his cornea with an open incision that nearly perforated the cornea. Since 2008 he has been wearing his GVR Scleral lenses comfortably with all day wear and with 20/20 vision without any visual distortions. This patient will never need corneal transplant surgery.

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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