The Scleral Lens Advantage
After a corneal transplant, achieving clear and comfortable vision may require some effort and patience. While corneal transplants offer promising results, complete resolution of vision issues without correction is not expected. Patients often encounter fluctuations in their sight during the healing process and will likely rely on specialty contact lenses and prescription glasses during and after recovery.
In such cases, scleral lenses may be an effective solution for achieving improved visual clarity and lasting comfort.
Three primary types of corneal transplants are commonly performed:
- Penetrating Keratoplasty: This procedure involves replacing the entire thickness of the cornea with healthy donor tissue.
- Endothelial Keratoplasty: Only the damaged corneal tissue is replaced, leaving healthy tissue intact.
- DALK: This procedure leaves the healthy thin posterior corneal layers intact, reducing rejection risk and graft failure.
Why Opt for a Corneal Transplant?
Corneal transplants are typically recommended in scenarios such as:
Corneal Scarring: Severe injuries or infections and corneal ectasias such as keratoconus can lead to corneal scarring.
Corneal Cloudiness: Conditions such as Fuchs dystrophy can result in vision loss due to corneal cloudiness.
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Scleral Lenses: The Post-Corneal Transplant Solution
While corneal transplants are transformative, they may not fully address irregular corneas. Your International Eyecare Center - Centerville eye doctor may suggest options like rigid gas-permeable lenses (RGP's), hybrid contact lenses, or scleral lenses for enhanced vision.
Scleral lenses have a host of benefits, including:
Total Corneal Coverage
Scleral lenses are custom-designed to vault entirely over the cornea without exerting pressure, ensuring optimal hydration for healing and comfort.
Their larger size compared to other lenses minimizes movement on the eye's surface, reducing the risk of irritation or abrasion.
Scleral lenses are tailored to fit each individual's unique eye shape, ensuring personalized comfort and effectiveness.
The space between the lens and the cornea is filled with a hydrating saline solution, maintaining consistent moisture and preventing dryness.
Unlock Post-Corneal Transplant Clarity with Scleral Lenses
At International Eyecare Center - Centerville, we believe that your vision should never be a limitation to experiencing life to the fullest. If you're considering a corneal transplant or have already had this procedure, scleral lenses could be the transformative solution you've been searching for.
After a corneal transplant, it's common for patients to experience a period of adjustment as the eye adapts to the new cornea. This transition can result in nearsightedness or astigmatism, necessitating prescription glasses or lenses. However, scleral lenses offer a remarkable alternative, providing visual clarity and lasting comfort.
Don't let vision challenges hold you back from embracing life's adventures. Schedule an appointment with International Eyecare Center - Centerville today! Explore the possibilities of scleral lenses and experience the world with newfound clarity and relief.