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Eye & Contact Lens: Science & Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/ICL.0b013e31824daa5e

Jupiter Scleral Lenses: The UC Davis Eye Center Experience

Pecego, Mariana M.D.; Barnett, Melissa O.D., F.A.A.O.; Mannis, Mark J. M.D., F.A.C.S.; Durbin-Johnson, Blythe Ph.D.

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Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate both the indications for and results of fitting the Jupiter Scleral Lens in patients with corneal abnormalities.

Method: This was a retrospective case review of 63 patients (107 eyes) fitted with scleral lenses between October 2009 and March 2011 at the UC Davis Eye Center.

Results: Sixty-three percent of 107 eyes were in patients with keratoconus. Other conditions included high postkeratoplasty astigmatism and corneal scarring. The improvement in best-corrected visual acuity compared with previous contact lens or glasses correction was a mean gain of 3.5 Snellen lines (SD=2.6). Seventy-eight percent of patients found the scleral lenses to be comfortable or comfortable. Twenty-five eyes discontinued the wear after at least 3 months.

Conclusions: Jupiter Scleral lenses are a good alternative for patients with corneal abnormalities and for those who failed other types of lens rehabilitation. Seventy-seven percent of eyes fit with Jupiter Scleral Lenses were still wearing after a follow-up of 3 months.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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