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.”