Five eyes with RK or RK then Lasik

The 4 photos below are of 5 different eyes that underwent either RK eye surgery or both RK and then LASIK surgery. The uncorrected vision in these eyes is extremely poor. In the first 3 photos you can see blood vessels that have grown onto the corneal surface, where blood vessels do not belong. The last 2 photos were taken using a special dye to better highlight the corneal defects. In these 2 photos note the green tinted ring going around the corneal periphery. This is the LASIK flap. The green lines going from the outer cornea inward are the open RK cuts. Still open 30+ years later. All of these eyes were fit with scleral lenses. Many corneal specialists will suggest additional surgeries to address the many complications associated with LASIK and other refractive surgeries. My feeling is to avoid all invasive procedures. Scleral lenses, when properly fit, can change the life for the better of a patient with severe loss of vision and ocular comfort.

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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