Patient with Fluctuating Radial Keratotomy Vision Stable at 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

The first photo below is of me with my patient Doreen who visited us recently from New Jersey. Doreen underwent 2 separate Radial Keratotomy ("RK") surgeries in 1985 and 1986. For the first few years, Doreen was able to see relatively well. However, for many years her vision was unstable and would fluctuate from morning into evening. Eyeglasses were not able to provide Doreen with the vision that she needed. Recently, we fit both of Doreen's eyes with gas permeable GVR Scleral lenses. With her new lenses Doreen has clear (20/20), stable vision both at distance and near and is able to wear her lenses almost all of her waking hours. In the 2nd and 3rd photos you can see the scarred radial keratotomy incisions, many of which are still open after all these years. Today I asked Doreen when was the last time that she saw this clearly, her answer was " this is the best vision I've had since I was eleven". I feel very honored and privileged to have made such a difference in Doreen's life.

The Wavefront Scleral Lens

The corneal irregularities created by refractive surgeries, such as LASIK and RK, are responsible for ghosting, halos, starbursting, and loss of contrast sensitivity. These "higher order aberrations" may exist on both the anterior and posterior. With aberrometry, the defects of the entire optical system can now be corrected by a scleral lens.

The Wavefront Scleral Lens

Autologous Serum for Dry Eyes

Dry eye conditions are among the most challenging conditions faced by refractive surgery patients. With autologous serum, blood is spun down to plasma, forming an eye drop that helps rehabilitate the cornea.

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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

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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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