Post
Surgical

Any form of surgery to the cornea changes the shape of the cornea. This potentially makes for a challenging case if there is residual refractive error that needs to be corrected.

Post surgical Corneas

Any form of surgery to the cornea changes the shape of the cornea. This potentially makes for a challenging case if there is residual refractive error that needs to be corrected. Spectacles may not provide adequate visual acuity and regular soft contact lenses tend not to fit properly due to the altered corneal shape.

Scleral contact lenses

Scleral contact lenses provide an excellent solution to most of these complicated cases. A scleral lens is a large-diameter, gas permeable contact lens that is designed to vault over the entire corneal surface. They are surprisingly comfortable to wear and provide protection against dusty environments.

Sclerals can help to provide optimal vision for the following post-surgical cases:

– Post LASIK
– Post RK (radial keratotomy)
– Corneal grafts

Due to the availability of excellent imaging, scleral lenses can be fitted with the utmost precision, making them a safe and viable option for patients who have already undergone surgery.