Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Customized Toric Soft Contact Lens in the Management of Advanced Keratoconus

Haile Woretaw Alemu1, Preetam Kumar2
1Optometry Department, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
2L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, Hyderabad, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.


Corresponding Author:

Haile Woretaw Alemu 
B Opt, MSc, FLVPEI
Senior Optometrist, Lecturer of Contact Lens
University of Gondar, Optometry Department 
PO Box 196
Gondar, Ethiopia
Email id: haileworetaw@gmail.com


Published Online: 01-NOV-2018
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.406

Abstract
A 33 year old medical doctor complained of bilateral gradual reduction of distant vision for the past 4 months. He was a known case of keratoconus and was referred to LV Prasad Eye Institute for further management. Following extensive examination, both eyes showed advanced keratoconus. With refraction, vision improved to 20/40 and 20/20 for the right and left eye respectively. Rigid gas permeable contact lenses trials were performed but were unsatisfactory. Then, customized hydrogel toric soft contact lens trials were done which improved the right eye vision to 20/25 and left eye to 20/20. Custom made hydrogel toric soft contact lens improved vision secondary to advanced keratoconus.

Keywords :Keratoconus, Toric contact lens, Rigid Gas Permeable contact lens, Kerasoft