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50765 Do Rigid Corneal Lenses Still Have a Place in Modern Optometry? And Demystifying Scleral & Hybrid Contact Lenses: Complex or not?

Date: Fri 17/06/2022 - Sun 19/06/2022

Provider: Optometry Australia

Optometrist Credits: 2.00 General Credits

Event Type(s): Conference, Online

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Do Rigid Corneal Lenses Still Have a Place in Modern Optometry?

Over the last decade there has been a move towards using larger rigid lenses in contact lens practice.  The prescribing of rigid corneoscleral and scleral lenses has increased significantly during this period, while there has been a notable decrease in the use of the small rigid corneal lenses.  This is not to say that rigid corneal lenses are going to become obsolete in clinical practice.  There is still definitely a place for these lenses in modern optometry and this talk will summarize the indications for the use of rigid corneal lenses as well as outlining the fitting principles of these lenses.  There will also be a discussion about the relative advantages and disadvantages of rigid corneal lenses with respect to rigid corneoscleral and scleral lenses.

 

Demystifying Scleral & Hybrid Contact Lenses: Complex or Not?

Fitting rigid scleral contact lenses and hybrid contact lenses can pose significant challenges to the contact lens practitioner although the fitting principles associated with these lenses are relatively straightforward.  In this talk, the indications for the use of these lenses will be outlined along with the relative benefits and disadvantages of these respective contact lens modalities.  In particular, there will be extensive discussion on how these lenses can be utilized in the contact lens management of keratoconus, as well as other complex contact lens fittings such as post-graft and post-refractive surgery.

 

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