The YAMAKONE IC is a new soft lens custom made for the KERATOCONUS patient.
KERATOCONUS : Keratoconus is a condition when the central corneal tissue begin to thin. This thinning results in the pushing forward of the thinned corneal tissue resulting in poor vision. This condition is best corrected with Gas Perm contact lenses.
Many patients experience gas perm intolerance and face the possibility of surgical intervention to help improve their condition. Now with the advent of the YAMAKONE IC soft contact lenses - hope is once again restored for these patients.
Dr Harvey Yamamoto has dedicated his entire life to finding ways to help his patients with Keratoconus. Dr. Yamamoto's quest to improve the quality of life for his Keratoconic patients after 50 years of R&D has led to the creation of the YamaKone IC soft contact lens. He has fitted hundreds of his patients who had reached gas perm intolerance with these new innovative lenses. The YamaKone IC is a second generation soft contact lens developed over 5 years of R&D. For the last several years, Dr. Yamamoto has been conducting clinical trials on the 3rd generation of custom soft lenses for his many cone patients.
Dr. Yamamoto developed the renowned 'YAMAKONE GP' lenses in 1973 in his workshop. This design is made out of gas perm lenses and he has fitted over 20,000 patients from around the world in these lenses. The YAMAKONE IC lens is the soft version of the YAMAKONE GP lenses.
Dr. Yamamoto is a visionary who has developed many innovative custom contact lenses for his patients. Dr Yamamoto first began to tinker with PMMA (hard contact lenses) in his garage in 1961. Dr. Yamamoto's mentors were Dr. Newton K. Wesley, Dr. Akira Tajiri & Dr. Joe Goldberg. All were pioneers involved in the manufacturing of contact lenses.
If you or a loved one has this condition - call our office to make an appt. to see if you are a candidate for these comfortable lenses.
There are many other patients that these lenses can benefit. POST-LASIK failures have benefited with these lenses. Patients who have PMD (Pellucid Marginal Degeneration) can also be fitted with these lenses. The benefits are limitless.
NOTE: YAMAKONE OC - THIS LENS IS NOW AVAILABLE. These lenses were developed for patients with advanced low riding cones and patients diagnosied with PMD (Pellucid Marginal Degeneration)
BREAKING ANNOUNCEMENT: THE YAMAKONE PR - IS NOW AVAILABLE. THE PR IS A 4TH GENERATION YAMAKONE CUSTOM SOFT LENS DEVELOPED FOR PATIENTS WHO HAVE HAD ANY TYPE OF REFRACTIVE SURGERY.
DR. YAMAMOTO also works with many athlete's with specially custom designed lenses for their specific needs.