Transplant Following Injury by Sharp Blade Equals 20/800 Vision, now 20/40 with GVR Scleral Lens
In 2012, this patient’s right cornea (the front surface of the eye) was perforated by a sharp blade and had to be sutured in order to avoid corneal transplant surgery. The suturing left this cornea with a scar and a very irregular surface. In addition, internal ocular trauma took place which required cataract surgery and a vitrectomy which involves removal of the interior gel within the eye and replacing it with saline solution. All of the trauma and surgeries left the right eye with a blurred, distorted image which could not be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Last year we fit this patient’s right eye with a GVR Scleral lens which has corrected the vision in this eye from 20/800 to 20/40. He has been able to wear his GVR lens comfortably all day with excellent comfort. When this patient recently returned for a follow-up visit, his vision was stable and his eye was healthy and clear.
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