Three RKs, Wide and Deep Incisions, Patient Seeing Clearly and Comfortably All Day with GVR Scleral Lens

This patient underwent 3 separate Radial Keratotomy surgeries over a 12 month period. These eye surgeries took place over 25 years ago. This patient's vision deteriorated with each successive surgical procedure. When first seen in our office, her corneas were extremely distorted and "beaten up." Both corneas had numerous wide, deep and open incisions. In addition to blurred distorted vision, this patient was so photophobic that she had to wear 2 pair of sunglasses (one over the other) to subdue to light so that she could function even indoors. The image below and to the left is an image of one of her corneas with a GVR Scleral lens over it. Note the open incisions to the right and left side of the image. The colored images below and to the right are her corneal topographies. The varying shades and colors represent the many elevations and depressions of her corneal surfaces. 3 years ago we fit this patient with GVR Scleral lenses. With these lenses she is able to see clearly and comfortably with all day wear. In addition, she is no longer photophobic (light sensitive) and does not need to wear sunglasses indoors since receiving her lenses.

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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