Contact lenses in the management of keratoconus

Melissa Barnett, Mark J Mannis

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Abstract

The range of contact lens modalities currently available for the successful optical correction of keratoconus is greatly expanded. We review lens types currently available for the nonsurgical management of keratoconus, including rigid gas-permeable (GP) lenses, intralimbal lenses, corneoscleral lenses, scleral lenses, hybrid lenses, and piggyback lenses. In this review, we discuss the contemporary range of available lens types and the circumstances in which they are best used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1510-1516
Number of pages7
JournalCornea
Volume30
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • comfort
  • contact lenses
  • gas permeable contact lenses
  • keratoconus
  • scleral contact lenses
  • specialty contact lenses
  • visual acuity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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