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Abstract: Therapeutic use of scleral lenses

Clin Optom (Auckl). 2018 Jul 11;10:65-74. doi: 10.2147/OPTO.S144357. eCollection 2018.

Therapeutic uses of scleral contact lenses for ocular surface disease: patient selection and special considerations.

Harthan JS, Shorter E.

Abstract

Scleral lenses are being prescribed for the management of corneal irregularity, uncomplicated refractive error, and ocular surface disease. There are many potential therapeutic uses of scleral lenses in addition to providing similar benefits as corneal gas permeable lenses. Scleral contact lenses are a valuable therapeutic tool for patients with ocular surface disease as these lenses protect the ocular surface, provide continuous corneal hydration while providing optimal visual correction, and are often used in conjunction with other therapies.