The risk factors of a post-Lasik or corneal refractive surgery can be massive. Therefore, it is essential to identify and examine…
How to Cure Post-Lasik Corneal Ectasia with Scleral Lenses?
The ocular condition of post-Lasik corneal ectasia is quite similar to the condition of Keratoconus where patients suffer from a bulging cornea. Post-Lasik symptoms can show similar signs as seen in people suffering from Keratoconus. The risk factors of a post-Lasik or corneal refractive surgery can be massive. Therefore, it is essential to identify and examine patients with a possible risk of Keratoconus before they undergo a post-Lasik treatment.
There are several treatments to cure post-Lasik corneal ectasia including intrastromal corneal ring segments, corneal transplant, scleral lenses and corneal collagen cross-linking. However, the safest treatment and the most secure course of action to treat post-Lasik corneal ectasia is definitely scleral lenses.
Why Choose Scleral Lenses to Cure Post-Lasik Corneal Ectasia?
There are a number of benefits to opting for Scleral Lenses in order to provide relief and possibly cure corneal ectasia after undergoing corneal refractive surgery. It is no secret that glasses cannot suffice when it comes to compensating for corneal irregularities. In such cases, Scleral Lenses are the way to go as they offer highly gas permeable lenses that help in masking all the corneal aberrations on the surface of the cornea and serves as the main optical surface of your eyes.
In addition to that, these lenses have a large diameter which enables them to rest on the eye’s sclera, i.e. the white part of the eye. This is much more comfortable for the patients as opposed to its counterpart that comes with a smaller diameter. Moreover, these scleral lenses provide added comfort to the wearer, thanks to the liquid buffer that is present between the eye and the back of the lens. This also helps in protecting the corneal tissue from damage.