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Scleral Lenses

Scleral lens is a type of specialty lens that has been widely used for more advanced corneal conditions, such as advanced Keratoconus KC.

scleral lenses The lenses are designed to bridge over the entire distorted cornea, resting on the white part of the eye (sclera), providing an artificial smooth corneal surface to restore vision, and protecting the already unhealthy cornea from further damage. Although scleral lens can be hard to insert and remove due to its large lens diameter, most patients are able to successfully insert and remove lenses without any problem after some practice.

With modern technology 3D corneoscleral topography and anterior Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT), optimum fitting can be achieved. Scleral lens can provide an improved vision, in many instances, restore vision, for many advanced corneal conditions such as Keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, post-laser-surgery ectasia, corneal trauma or some congenital corneal diseases when the vision problem cannot be corrected by glasses or normal soft contact lenses.

Moreover, because a scleral lens must be fitted with saline solution or artificial tears filled between the back of the scleral lens and the cornea, it is useful for patients with Ocular Surface Disease (OSD), or patients suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) caused by conditions such as Sjogren's syndrome, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

Furthermore, patients with high myopia, high hyperopia and high astigmatism can achieve 20-20 vision by wearing scleral lenses when such result cannot be achieved by soft contact lenses or eye glasses.

A regular review is essential to monitor your eye health and to assess the fitting of the lenses. If you are not happy with the vision outcome from your soft contacts lenses or eye glasses or Corneal RGP lenses, it would be worth coming to our clinic to have an eye health workup. All our patients would have corneal topography checked at their initial consultation.

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