Post-Surgical Therapeutic Contact Lenses
SCLERAL LENS PHOTO HERE (ALIGN RIGHT?) Post-surgical or therapeutic contact lenses are an effective treatment for patients that have undergone corneal surgery and the visual acuity is not optimal. Sub optimal visual acuity may be due to numerous reasons such as
• High astigmatism
• Dry eye syndrome
• Irregular astigmatism
Some of the most common uses of post-surgical contact lenses are
• Unsuccessful refractive surgery (such as LASIK, PRK, and LASEK)
• To improve visual acuity after penetrating keratoplasty (corneal transplant)
• Surgically induced dry eye syndrome
• Improved wound healing
There are many different options when it comes to using contact lenses to improve surgical outcomes. The approach taken depends on numerous factors and the lenses used may be soft lenses, gas permeable lenses, hybrid lenses (such as the Synergeyes™ family of lenses) or scleral lenses.
At Total Eye Care improving the lives of patients with post-surgical and keratoconic lenses is a big part of what we do. Dr. Richard Driscoll sees patients with advanced corneal problems, just like you, every day requiring the instrumentation and skill available at Total Eye Care.
We not only have the state of the art equipment to accurately fit your lenses but, unlike most eye doctor's offices, we have diagnostic lens sets for a wide array of therapeutic applications allowing us to more quickly and accurately find a solution that works for you. Having diagnostic lens sets onsite not only saves time but also lets you see what your new lens will feel like.
Scanning Laser picture here (align Left?)
In addition to a wide array of therapeutic lens options available we use scanning laser camera as shown below to aid in more accurately fitting and evaluating your lenses.
If you think you may benefit from a post-surgical or therapeutic contact lens please call our Colleyville office at 817.416.0333 and schedule a consult with Dr. Driscoll today.