Jupiter scleral lenses: The uc davis eye center experience

Mariana Pecego, Melissa Barnett, Mark J Mannis, Blythe Durbin-Johnson

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PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate both the indications for and results of fitting the Jupiter Scleral Lens in patients with corneal abnormalities. METHOD: This was a retrospective case review of 63 patients (107 eyes) fitted with scleral lenses between October 2009 and March 2011 at the UC Davis Eye Center. RESULTS: Sixty-three percent of 107 eyes were in patients with keratoconus. Other conditions included high postkeratoplasty astigmatism and corneal scarring. The improvement in best-corrected visual acuity compared with previous contact lens or glasses correction was a mean gain of 3.5 Snellen lines (SD=2.6). Seventy-eight percent of patients found the scleral lenses to be comfortable or comfortable. Twenty-five eyes discontinued the wear after at least 3 months. CONCLUSIONS: Jupiter Scleral lenses are a good alternative for patients with corneal abnormalities and for those who failed other types of lens rehabilitation. Seventy-seven percent of eyes fit with Jupiter Scleral Lenses were still wearing after a follow-up of 3 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-182
Number of pages4
JournalEye and Contact Lens
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2012


  • Scleral lens-Contact lens-Contact lens fitting-Keratoconus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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