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.

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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