Dr. Barry Leonard is one of the nation’s leading Keratoconus experts. His expertise with the Eaglet Eye Surface Profiler allows him to help fit scleral lenses for his Keratoconus patients in fewer visits and with greater satisfaction than ever before.
One of the main reasons that Dr. Leonard is so passionate about Keratoconus is that he is also a Keratoconus patient. He was diagnosed in the 1980’s while in Optometry school and has been passionate about the condition ever since. He has treated thousands of Keratoconus patients with great success.
In addition to treating Keratoconus patients, Dr. Leonard is also very active in training other Optometrists and Ophthalmologists about Keratoconus and its treatment. This page contains Keratoconus resources for doctors and other eye care professionals to assist them with treating their own Keratoconus patients.
Recently, Dr. Leonard conducted a continuing education training session for members of the San Fernando Valley Optometric Society (SFVOS) on the use of Specialty Contact Lenses for Keratoconus and other conditions. The talk was recorded. You can view it on my website here.
You can also view the Powerpoint presentation as a downloadable PDF file here.
The Eaglet Eye Surface Profiler is a revolutionary machine that allows doctors like us to accurately map the surface of a patient’s eye at a greater level of detail than ever before. You can read more about the Eaglet ESP on my website here.
I work closely with Eaglet to improve the design and use of this machine. Recently, I was featured in two case studies published by Eaglet. These may be of benefit to you as you consider your patients’ conditions.
Case Study 1 – Easy Scleral Fitting of a 31 year old male with scleral lenses fitted using a “regular” placido-type topographer. Results with the new lenses refitted with the Eaglet ESP were impressive. Find this case study on our website here. Find this case study on the Eaglet website here.
Case Study 2 – New Lens Fit for a patient with a VA of 20/250 and a highly irregular cornea, currently wearing glasses. Vision of 20/70 was achieved with a first fitting. Find this case study on our website here. Find this case study on the Eaglet website here.
I’ve written an ebook about treating Keratoconus, called “Seeing Clearly With Keratoconus.” It describes in layman’s terms what Keratoconus is, how it affects the eyes, and focuses greatly on treatment of KC with Specialty Contact Lenses (in particular, Scleral Lenses). Your patients can get a free copy of this Keratoconus ebook on my website here. They will be asked to enter their name and email address, and the ebook will be sent to them free.
When contact lens manufacturers discontinue popular brands of contact lenses, you need to refit them with different lenses. Dr. Barry Leonard, Director of the California Keratoconus Center, joins SpecialEyes fitting consultant Korinne Ladyzhensky to share strategies for successful refits in a custom soft design. Watch the video here.
Most importantly, please think of me as your partner in treating your patients with Keratoconus and other conditions that require specialty contact lens. Our expertise with the Eaglet Eye Surface Profiler allows us to map up to 350,000 points on your patients’ eyes, covering 100% of the cornea and a large percentage of the sclera, which ensures a more precise fit and fewer visits for specialty lens patients.
Of course, any patients that you refer to me for specialty lenses will be referred back to you for all other Optometric needs and procedures.
You can also simply call me at 818-891-6711 to discuss any of your patients. I’m happy to help.
Please contact me if you have any questions about these resources, individual cases, or how we might work together on solving your patients’ specialty contact lens issues.