Inflamed Post-Lasik Cornea 6 months after Transplant

If you are considering a corneal transplant, I would like to present the following photos with a brief patient history. The photos below are of the same eye. The first photo shows an inflamed post-LASIK cornea with a condition known as "hydrops". Due to the poor vision caused by this event, this patient underwent corneal transplant surgery. The 2nd photo was taken 6 months after the transplant surgery. This eye was fit with a scleral lens which is allowing this patient to see clearly with comfortable vision for the first time in years. However, for about one year this patient must use topical steroid eye drops along with other medications to prevent rejection of the donated cornea. The possible side effects of using these medications include cataract formation and glaucoma. While this eye needed to undergo this surgery, it should not be entered into lightly if the cornea is not opaque and the ocular surface is relatively clear. Do your homework, ask questions and get multiple opinions before taking this step.

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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