In certain cases eyes suffer advanced disease, trauma or complications from ocular surgery that result in highly irregular eye surfaces. Vision is often highly distorted and reduced in these cases or they also may be associated with significant ocular pain or discomfort. Traditional use of scleral contact lenses can’t contour properly to the ocular surface and as such would result in an ill-fitting lens to ocular surface relationship. In these cases the use of EyePrintPRO™ ocular scleral prosthesis may be the only alternative and may provide a life changing improvement in both vision and ocular comfort for the most complex of cases.
The EyePrintPRO™ purpose is to provide the best quality of life, through vision, for patients who are extremely visually impaired and currently without alternative solutions to their corneal disease and irregularities. The EyePrintPRO™ is indicated for keratoconus, irregular astigmatism, ocular surface disease (dry eye), trauma, extreme cases of deformed eyes, pellucid marginal degeneration, chemical burns, post-surgical corneas (including corneal transplants and post LASIK ectasia), pinguecula, pterygium, stem cell failure, or simply those who desire better vision and comfort.
Who Benefits from an EyePrintPRO™?
The EyePrintPRO™ is indicated for, but not limited to, the following:
- Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
- Post LASIK ectasia
- Post Radial Keratometry
- Corneal Transplants
- High Myopia / Hyperopia
- Neurotrophic Keratitis
- Ocular Surface Disease (Dry Eye)
- Graft vs Host disease
- Stevens Johnson Syndrome
- Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid
- Chemical Burns
- Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency
- Scleral Patch Grafts
- High Wind/Dust Envriornments
- Post-trabeculectomy (bleb) or tube-shunt glaucoma surgery
The EyePrintPRO™ is a prosthetic scleral cover shell which improves vision by creating a new, smooth, refractive surface for the eye. The EyePrintPRO™, like a fingerprint, is unique to each individual. It starts with the EyePrint Impression Process which only takes minutes and captures the precise curvatures of the entire ocular surface. This comfortable and gentle process gives more information than high tech computerized topographical scanners and provides Practitioners the ability to fit complicated ocular irregularities with precision.
The EyePrint Process provides details of the ocular surface never recognized before when evaluating the eye. The EyePrintPRO™ is so precise, these details matter. There are no fudge factors or guessing. The patient gets exactly what they need.
Your doctors at NSVC have been involved in the development of EyePrint since its inception. Initially developed at the University of Iowa cornea service, we have fit some of the most challenging patients with EyePrint technologies with great success. If you or someone you know suffers from conditions that are potentially indicated for EyePrint technology, please contact our office to arrange a consultation.