Custom Cornea Tech Comes to ICO
After being on a waitlist for three years, the Illinois Eye Institute has added EyePrintPRO services to its Cornea Center for Clinical Excellence. EyePrintPRO creates a 3-D model of a patient’s entire ocular surface, giving a truly individualized contact lens fit. The result is a prosthetic scleral cover shell- a solution for keratoconus, irregular astigmatism, dry eye, deformed eyes, and chemical burns.
“For patients who have tried and failed to find optimal vision or comfort with contact lenses, this custom prosthetic technology can be life-changing,” says Dr. Jennifer Harthan. “From an academic standpoint, ICO students now have the opportunity to learn about all the different options available when treating patients with irregular corneas.”
All of the providers in the Cornea Center are certified EyePrintPRO practitioners. The Illinois Eye Institute is the only location in Chicago to offer this technology.