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September 22nd, 2014
Exciting New Options for Keratoconu
The past few years have brought exciting advancements for contact lenses for keratoconus and other irregular corneas.
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June 2nd, 2014
Update on contact lenses for irregu
So many exciting advancements in contact lenses for irregular corneas within the past few years! If your have irregular...
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Jan
4th
Scleral Contact Lenses and Why I am fitting them..

Caroline Kaufman

One of my joys in practice, is fitting contact lenses for patients with irregular corneas. It is so satisfying to improve someone’s vision beyond how they would see with eyeglasses. Many of my patients corneal irregularities can only be corrected with rigid gas permeable(RGP) material. While patient’s vision may be much better with rigid lenses than glasses…comfort can be an issue. Also in very advanced cases of keratoconus and pellucid marginal degeneration, it can be exceedingly difficult if not impossible to achieve a healthy fit with RGP’s. Scleral lenses often solve both of these issues. The vast majority of patients I have fit with these lenses find them to be far more comfortable than RGP’s. Also, they allow me to fit patients who otherwise may have corneal transplant (PKP) as their only other alternative.

Added on 01/04/2012

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