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.

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