Contact lens management of keratoconus
Laura E Downie, Richard G Lindsay
Clinical and Experimental Optometry | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015
Contact lenses are the primary form of visual correction for patients with keratoconus. Contemporary advances in contact lens designs and materials have significantly expanded the available fitting options for patients with corneal ectasia. Furthermore, imaging technology, such as corneal topography and anterior segment optical coherence tomography, can be applied to both gain insight into corneal microstructural changes and to guide contact lens fitting. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the range of contact lens modalities, including soft lenses, hybrid designs, rigid lenses, piggyback configurations, corneo-scleral, mini-scleral and scleral lenses that are currently available ..View full abstract
U Dr Laura Downie is an investigator for industry-sponsored dry eye clinical trials (Allergan Pty Ltd), a recipient of an unrestricted research grant (CooperVision Pty Ltd) and has received research laboratory infrastructure support (Medmont Pty Ltd).