Thank you for the kind referral from Dr. Tami Le!
49 year old African American male came to us looking for a way to improve his vision. The patient has had corneal transplants in both eyes due to severe keratoconus diagnosed in 2013. His entering visual acuity was 20/200 right eye, and 20/200-1 left eye.
After 3D sMap images were taken, it was discovered that the patient had almost 507 microns of scleral toricity in the right eye! The sMap is a special instrument in our office that takes a 3D scan of the patient's eye to determine the shape of the eye. For comparison, a normal scleral toricity is about 125 microns and he has over 500 microns! When someone has a very unique shape, such as this patient, we usually recommend a custom scleral lens right off the bat to minimize the amount of remakes and improve overall success of lens fitting.
The patient was fit into Custom Latitude Scleral Lenses in both eyes.
The lab designed the lenses and shipped them to our office.
The patient came in for his dispense and with the lenses on and an adjusted over refraction, the patient was able to obtain 20/20-2 right eye and 20/25+1 left eye! What a huge improvement in his vision in both eyes! This patient will not only achieve better vision but now he is legal to drive! The functionality of his vision is going to be spectacular!
When we inserted his scleral lenses, he was so excited to be able to see clearly for the first time in years! This is always such a joy to experience in the office.
We are so excited that his vision improved so much and we cannot wait to report his findings from his follow up visits! Keratoconus patients are so rewarding, and it is such a pleasure to help them see better!