Indications

Correction of vision

The most common use for scleral lenses is to correct visual acuity for patients with an irregular cornea. Eye conditions that may result in an irregular cornea include:

  • Keratoconus
  • Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
  • Keratoglobus
  • Terriens Marginal Degeneration
  • Corneal transplant
  • Traumatic injury
  • Refractive surgery

Scleral lenses may be an option for the correction of very high refractive error where visual correction is difficult with other contact lens types or spectacles.

Therapeutic Uses

Scleral Lenses can also be used for therapeutic purposes such as:

  • Protecting the cornea from damage by the eyelids and eyelashes in conditions such as trichiasis.
  • Providing hydration to the cornea in severe cases of dry eye including Stevens Johnson Syndrome, cicatricising pemphigoid and GVH disease.
  • Keeping the cornea hydrated in conditions where the eyelids do not close properly such as facial nerve palsy or following trauma.
  • Improving the appearance of a drooping eyelid (ptosis).
  • In theses cases scleral lenses may also provide visual improvement directly - by correction of the focusing error and indirectly - by improvement in the condition of the corneal refracting surface.

    Scleral lenses can also be made as cosmetic lenses to be used in cases of chronic double vision (to block out the second image), aniridia (to provide a false iris), microphthalmus (to increase the size appearance of the eye) or as a full cosmetic shell to cover and alter the appearance of an eye.

    Additional uses

    Scleral lenses can be used in some situations where other contact lens types are not effective or appropriate including dusty environments and sports.

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