In 2004, this patient developed in his left eye a relatively rare eye infection known as Pseudomonas Keratitis. This infection is caused by an organism found in lakes, soiled water and unclean swimming pools. This patient feels that got this infection from swimming in a pool. Several weeks after he became infected he developed a red eye along with a corneal ulcer. He visited several eye doctors who eventually were able to subdue the infection. The result, however, was a deep scar in the center of his cornea which needed to be treated with a laser in order reduce it's intensity. 4 months after the laser treatment this patient was referred to our office. The corneal scar left his cornea with a very irregular surface. His best corrected vision in his left eye was less than 20/200. Eyeglasses and contact lenses were unable to correct his vision. In early 2005 we fit this patient's left eye with a GVR Scleral lens which allowed him to see clearly (20/25) and comfortably once again. Over the last 10 years we have seen this patient on a yearly basis. His vision has remained stable and his eye has remained healthy.
Pseudomonas Keratitis Infection from Pool Leads to Corneal Scar. Now 20/25 with GVR Scleral Lens
- Category: Eye Injury
- Written by Super User