Fitting miniscleral contact lenses in Korean patients with keratoconus.

Published on Jul 1, 2017in Clinical and Experimental Optometry1.918
· DOI :10.1111/CXO.12424
Su Jin Kim3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Gyeongsang National University),
Jong Soo Lee17
Estimated H-index: 17
(PNU: Pusan National University)
+ 4 AuthorsJi Eun Lee19
Estimated H-index: 19
(PNU: Pusan National University)
Background The aim was to evaluate the clinical results of fitting MSD miniscleral contact lenses (MSD; Happy Vision Corp, Anyang, Korea) in Korean patients with keratoconus. Methods This report presents a retrospective case review of 38 keratoconic patients fitted with MSD lenses. Visual acuity, comfort, mean wear time, final lens parameters, relationships between sagittal depth and topographic indices, success rate with the first lens ordered and adverse events were documented. Results The mean logMAR visual acuity was improved from 0.85 ± 0.78 with glasses and 0.28 ± 0.29 with corneal rigid gas-permeable lenses to 0.10 ± 0.11 with miniscleral contact lenses. Ninety-seven per cent of patients found the miniscleral contact lenses to be comfortable and the mean daily wear time was 10.1 ± 2.3 hours. The mean sagittal depth was 4.70 ± 0.35 mm and there was no correlation between sagittal depth and topographic indices. An average of 3.4 trial lenses was needed to decide the ordered lens and 1.3 ordered lenses to achieve the optimal fitting. One patient discontinued the wear of the lenses after three months due to discomfort. Conclusion The use of MSD miniscleral contact lenses is a good alternative for patients with keratoconus and for those who failed to respond to other types of lens rehabilitation that results in both successful visual outcome and comfort.
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