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.

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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