Radial Keratotomy, then Lasik, then Transplant, now 20/25 with GVR Scleral Lens

These are photos of the same eye. In 1993, this eye underwent Radial Keratotomy surgery for the elimination of myopia and astigmatism. When the vision in this eye began deteriorating several years later LASIK surgery was done. The LASIK surgery following the RK surgery turned out to be disastrous, visually for this patient. In 2010, corneal transplant surgery was done in an effort to restore vision. For 6 years, this eye was unable to tolerate any form of soft or rigid contact lens. This eye was recently fit with a gas permeable scleral lens which is now allowing this patient to see 20/25 with this eye. The photo below is a frontal view of the new scleral lens over the transplanted cornea. The 2nd photo is a profile view of the same transplanted cornea. The center of gravity of this cornea is so far out that it is not possible for any contact lens to remain stable on this eye. For this reason a well fit scleral lens can provide lens stability and ocular comfort while at the same time restoring excellent vision once again.

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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