Contact Lens after Corneal Transplant – Trying a Mini-Scleral

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 Replies to “Contact Lens after Corneal Transplant – Trying a Mini-Scleral”

  1. 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.

    1. 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. 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

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  4. 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

    1. 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.

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