Scleral Lenses For Post-LASIK, Post-PRK, And Post-RK Surgery In Charlotte, North Carolina
About LASIK & Post LASIK Ectasia
As a whole, LASIK or laser vision correction is safe and effective. Most LASIK surgeons today use corneal topographers to map the cornea and measure its thickness to ensure better results from any laser vision correction.
While the prospects are good for LASIK candidates, eye complications can — and continue to — occur, such as post-LASIK ectasia, a corneal distortion or irregularity that causes the cornea to weaken and bulge.
Those with surgery complications develop vision problems which cannot be fully corrected using glasses or soft contact lenses, as the shape of their eye cause the lenses to easily dislodge. For those people, scleral lenses offer a more comfortable, secure fit and improved vision.
Speak with Dr. Barbara Marcussen at Scleral Lens Center At Complete Eye Care to find out how scleral lenses can help you see clearly and comfortably again.
Scleral Lenses For Post-LASIK, Post-PRK, And Post-RK Surgery
In the event that a patient underwent LASIK surgery — or PRK or RK — and eye complications developed, scleral lenses are the ideal option to provide clear and comfortable vision. Once you have been properly fitted for scleral lenses, you can expect to gradually see improvements in clarity, color and contrast between multiple images and objects within your visual field. The comfort you’ll experience allows you to wear your custom-made scleral lenses all day long so that you can keep doing all the things you love.
Why Wear Specialty Contact Lenses For Post-Surgery Complications?
Post-LASIK, Post-PRK, and Post-RK patients with eye complications tend to experience poor, distorted vision, resulting in an inability to wear standard contact lenses due to their sensitive cornea. In fact, attempting to wear soft contact lenses can be extremely painful and can further damage the cornea.
Scleral lenses, on the other hand, are larger in diameter and spread their weight over a much greater, less sensitive area. Furthermore, having the lens vault over the cornea protects it from any abrasion or external irritants. It is made up of highly oxygen permeable materials and provides a soothing bath of artificial tears that refresh the ocular surface. Scleral lenses improves comfort and provides clear vision to those with corneal aberrations, whether due to existing eye conditions or following corneal surgery.
Patients With Corneal Aberrations
Patients with corneal aberrations typically experience poor vision. Fortunately, scleral lenses are customized hard lenses that provide clear vision and all-day comfort. For more information on how scleral lenses can help those with post-LASIK surgery or to set up a consultation, contact Dr. Barbara Marcussen.
Should I Just Get Another LASIK Surgery in Charlotte To Repair My Ectasia?
While LASIK surgery has a high success rate, some patients come out of the surgery with poor vision. Certain LASIK surgeons may recommend an follow-up enhancement procedure to improve the patient’s vision. This may lead the patient to undergo several corrective LASIK surgeries, potentially leaving one with scarred corneas and even poorer vision.
The safest and best option is to wear scleral lenses, as they correct astigmatism, farsightedness and are perfectly safe on corneas. Our patients who got fitted for custom-designed scleral lenses report feeling thrilled with how sharp and comfortable their vision has become.