Happy with RK for 11 Years, then Struggling due to Declining Vision, Now 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

The patient in this photo underwent Radial Keratotomy (RK) surgery in both eyes in 1990. For 11 years he was very happy with his post RK vision. In 2001 his vision began to fail, requiring him to wear eyeglasses which needed to be changed quite frequently. As the years went by he needed stronger and stronger eyeglasses. Over a 14 year period he struggled with a variety of both soft and hard contact lenses which were not only very uncomfortable but provided him with unstable vision. When this patient first visited our office several months ago, he required over +10.00 diopters of spectacle correction to get him to see the 20/30 line with significant distortions. 6 weeks ago we fit this patient with GVR Scleral lenses. With his new scleral lenses this patient can see clearly (20/20) and comfortably with all day lens wear and without any distortions. In the photo below note the numerous RK incisions which remain open and unhealed to this day. I feel that this patient will be able to wear his scleral lenses comfortably with clear, stable undistorted vision for many years to come.

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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