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Contact Lens after Corneal Transplant – Trying a Mini-Scleral

12 Apr

Well, after a fair bit of anxiety and dread, I found my visit to Koffler Vision Group* for the fitting of a new mini-scleral RGP contact lens on my grafted eye to be quite uneventful.  We tried several diameters and shapes until one felt, well, like it wasn’t there.  (*My choice for contact fitting in Lexington.  I’m still Dr. Holland’s patient.  I would link to their site but it is not great and crashed my browser twice.  I will link to their Google Place page though)

Turns out the one with most comfort was a mini-scleral.

I hadn’t considered mini-scleral for my grafted eye, but it makes sense.  It forms a “helmet” over the graft and rests well outside my cornea.  It keeps the corneal hydrated and provides good vision.  I think I had put mini-sclerals out of my head after my less-than-stellar experience with them before my graft.  But that was not due to the lens, it was due to the cone and abrasiveness.

Anyway, I have my lens ordered and will post again when I get it in.  As usual, the Koffler staff were terrific.  By the way, Dr. Koffler was my second choice for my graft – but I just clicked better with Dr. Holland’s attitude about DALK options.  I feel confident either would do a great job, especially on a PK or other surgery.  I did apologize for being such a grump during my last visit to them 2 years ago (I was frustrated with trying to find a contact lens with a steep cone.)

Oh yes, they did a new topography.  Said it was “beautiful.”

 
 

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11 responses to “Contact Lens after Corneal Transplant – Trying a Mini-Scleral

  1. Anne D

    April 13, 2012 at 2:13 am

    I am having a full thickness cornea transplant on may 1st your blog has helped me pick out my doctor and understand the drops. Thank you so much.

     
    • Scott

      April 13, 2012 at 8:38 am

      Awesome! I try to provide a bit of positive balance to the unwarranted and unjustified negativity that you’ll find on the various forums and facebook groups. These are monopolized by loud people who have had complications and cause worry to those about to undertake this procedure. Good luck and report back about how things go!

       
  2. ajmartin01

    April 22, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Very interesting blog. I haven just started using mini sclerals which brought me to your page. I also have a blog at http://www.keratoconusuk.Wordpress.com on my own experiences,

    All the best- Alex

     
    • Scott

      April 24, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      I’ve added your site to my blogroll… I look forward to reading in detail!

       
  3. Youlanda Eade

    October 3, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Contact lenses should be from well regarded manufacturer like Bausch and Lomb to ensure that your eyes are safe all the time. ,:”*.

    Warmest regards
    Youlanda Eade

     
  4. Quyen

    November 10, 2012 at 6:44 pm

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    • Scott

      November 12, 2012 at 9:43 am

      Thanks for the feedback.

       
  5. saurabh

    September 30, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    so how far can u see after 5 months, whats the difference you felt when u see a bulb??? i have undergone DALK, its been 3mnths and 2 weeks scared now

     
    • Scott

      October 2, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      I don’t quite understand your question. My entire DALK diary is here on the site and I make comments throughout about my vision. You may enjoy reading it. Best luck.

       
  6. Monica

    September 16, 2014 at 3:32 am

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    • Scott

      September 16, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      If you’d like to receive updates via email, go to the right side of any page and scroll down to “Email Subscription” and click. If you use an RSS reader, you can click on the orange RSS symbol at the top right of each page.

       

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