Unstable Radial Keratotomy Cornea has Distortions Fixed by GVR Scleral Lens

In the 1988, this eye underwent an eye surgery known as Radial Keratotomy. Deep slices or incisions were made into the cornea in an effort to reduce this patient’s dependance on eyeglasses and contact lenses. What took place instead was a large visual error (prescription) that became increasingly unstable and not correctable with eyeglasses or contact lenses. In addition, this eye presented the patient with halos, glare, light sensitivity and double vision. Look carefully and you will note blood vessels growing onto the cornea, where blood vessels do not belong. Several years ago we fit this eye with a GVR Scleral lens which has eliminated all of the visual distortions created by this surgery. In addition, the patient is no longer light sensitive. Because this lens acts as both a protective and therapeutic device we are hopeful that the growth of blood vessels onto the cornea will stop and hopefully recede.

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