Scleral Lens on scarred Cornea with Keratoconus

This is a photo of a gas permeable GVR Scleral lens over a scarred cornea with keratoconus.

The scleral lens provides 3 purposes:

  1. Protection of the compromised cornea from the environment and the blinking action of the eyelids
  2. Vision improvement and restoration
  3. Therapeutic.

A few of the ocular conditions indicated for scleral lens therapy include keratoconus, refractive surgery complications including LASIK and Radial Keratotomy, many corneal diseases and dystrophies including chronic dry eyes, Fuch’s dystrophy, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, corneal ectasia, very high refractive errors to name just a few. In the attached photo, without this scleral lens, this eye is legally blind. With the scleral lens, this patient has clear 20/20 vision.