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Keratoconus patient sees clearly for the first time in years!

Keratoconus patients are so rewarding!

A 22 year old female was referred to us from Dr. Wellish. She has keratoconus in both eyes. She had corneal crosslinking in the left eye 3 months ago. She will be getting corneal crosslinking in the right eye next month.

She complains of blurry vision, distorted vision, and fluctuating vision. She states her left eye has been a lazy eye for quite some time and she remembers that her vision in that eye was able to achieve 20/40 at one point.

With glasses, she could achieve 20/80 vision in the right eye and 20/200 in the left eye.

After reviewing all of the options, she decided to proceed with the Latitude custom scleral lens. We took 3D images of the left eye and used a diagnostic scleral lens to determine her vision. To our surprise, she was able to achieve 20/20 vision!

We built a trial frame for her and let her roam around the office so she could get a sense of what her new vision would be! She was thrilled and her mom was thrilled too!

Such a fun case, we can’t wait to see her back for her dispense.

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Keratoconus patient scleral lens fitting

A young Keratoconus patient was kindly referred to us by Dr. Casey at NVision.

He was diagnosed with Keratoconus a few years ago and was fit into Europa scleral lenses by another eye doctor. He claimed that his vision was great with the lenses but the lenses hurt a lot. He stated that he suffered from several corneal abrasions while wearing his scleral lenses and his eyes were constantly red and irritated. He discontinued lens wearers due to the high amount of discomfort and stress.

During his time with us, we reviewed all of his options such as custom soft contact lenses, corneal gas permeable lenses, hybrid lenses and scleral lenses.

He wanted to insert his habitual scleral lenses to see if we could identify the problem, so we inserted his scleral lenses.

You can see that there is thin central clearance and a significant amount of limbal bearing, which was likely leading to his discomfort. I recommended trying a new lens modality or if we continue with a scleral lens, the Latitude would likely provide a more custom fit. He is going to consider all options and get back to us. He is relieved to finally have figured out what the problem was with his current lenses. His last doctor told him to just keep wearing them and he will get used to them, but with this fit, that would be highly dangerous to the eye.

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