Radial Keratotomy Incisions Bursted During Cataract Surgery. Patient 20/25 with GVR Scleral Lens

This eye underwent Radial Keratotomy (RK) surgery in the 1980's. Last year cataract surgery was done on this eye. During the cataract surgery, the open RK incision extending downward vertically from 12:00 O'Clock burst open requiring suturing in this part of the cornea. This photo shows the open RK incisions extending from the edge of the cornea toward the center. Note the scarring and blood vessel growth at the top of the photo. When this patient was seen in our office, this eye was very red and painful. In addition, the cornea is very distorted and irregular. This eye was fit with a scleral lens which is providing the patient with 20/25 vision without any distortions. To patients unfamiliar with refractive surgery complications, just know that the people who brought you Radial Keratotomy surgery are the same people who are bringing you LASIK, PRK, SMILE, CK, ALK and so on. Unnecessary elective surgeries done today may create untold havoc many years down the road. This eye is protected by the scleral lens and is no longer painful

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

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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