– Corneal Grafts –
Corneal grafts are performed to replace corneal tissue after damage or disease has affected the eye’s original corneal tissue (the clear tissue that domes over the coloured part of the eye, or iris).
Even though a lot of specialised care is taken to ensure that the graft is optically perfect, sometimes the graft will heal in an irregular shape and good vision can no longer be achieved in glasses after surgery.
Contact Lenses fitting for Corneal Grafts
If glasses are not effective, a rigid contact lens can be worn to rehabilitate the vision. The tear film trapped under the lens neutralises the irregular graft shape and the perfect round shape of the rigid contact lens provides a clear image for the retina.
Fitting the rigid lens is a very time-consuming and meticulous process, as any undue pressure or friction from the lens on the graft can cause discomfort, blur, blood vessels growing into the tissue (vascularisation) and, in extreme cases, graft rejection. Hence why we believe that only optometrists like us who have a great deal of experience fitting corneal grafts are suited to the job.
If you entrust Eyeconic Optometry to fit a contact lens for your corneal graft, know that we use only the very best of equipment, materials and technology to achieve the optimum result for your vision, comfort and your eye health.