Scleral lenses: Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

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Stevens Johnson syndrome (SJS) and the more severe variant of the disease, toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome (TENS), are intense autoimmune sensitivity reactions to infections or medications that primarily affect the skin and mucus membranes, including the eyes. Patients with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome have a tendency to have ocular difficulties including dry eyes, eye pain, light sensitivity, scarring, and corneal erosions.  Dr. Azman has helped many patients restore vision and quality of life transformed with his innovative treatments.

Scleral Lenses:

Scleral contacts are large-diameter gas permeable contact lenses specially designed to vault over the entire corneal surface and rest on the “white” of the eye (sclera). In doing so, scleral lenses functionally replace the irregular cornea with a perfectly smooth optical surface to correct vision problems caused by Lasik failures, post-surgical complications, and other corneal irregularities.

Because scleral lenses are designed to vault the corneal surface and rest…

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12th Day Post-Op Check-Up (Corneal Transplant Update)

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Good news!

Doctor said everything looks great.  Only complaint is that my eye looks a bit swollen, but no biggie!  I can go back to 4x a day on my steroids.  I can stop using the antibiotics as soon as I run out (which is a couple days, a week tops).  He said I don’t have to use the ointment anymore, but he prefers I use it for a couple more days, so, since it wasn’t free, I’ll keep using it.

I also don’t need to wear sunglasses.  Just like I assumed, the sunglasses are only there to protect my eye from any accidental rubbing or anything that could hit it, and not for actual light.  So, if I can get my hands on some, I will get some clear “sun”glasses, so I can ditch the dark ones which don’t let me see too well.

I can start doing some…

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Keratoconus is a condition in which the cornea (the lens of the eye) begins to have structural fluctuations, causing it to thin and change to a more conical shape than its normal gradual curve.

The cornea has three major parts, the outer layer, epithelium, the central structural portion, the stroma, which provides the cornea’s shape, and the endothelium, which prevents swelling of the cornea. Keratoconus is a disease of the corneal stroma. The stroma comprises over 85% of the cornea, and is made up of collagen, similar to the material on the tip of your nose. With keratoconus, the cornea loses its usual round shape, and develops in to a cone-like shape.

In the initial stages of keratoconus, vision will fluctuate, causing astigmatism.  As the condition progresses, the cornea becomes too irregular for the use of glasses, and special contact lenses, called Scleral Lenses are…

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1 Month Post-Op (Corneal Transplant Update)

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Well, doesn’t time fly by?  I feel as if just yesterday I was worrying about going into surgery, but it’s already been a month since I went through it.  *Sigh*

Anyway, there’s nothing much to tell.  The healing process has been a breeze so far.  No light sensitivity, no dryness, no itchiness, no nothing.  I guess I’m a lucky one, huh?

My vision is obviously still not that great, but it’s already better than the vision in my left eye.  Only thing is I can’t really read with it yet.  I can’t focus on things that are close up that well as with things that are farther away.

Other than that, I’ve got nothing to say.  I’ll see if the healing is as good as I think it is when I go to my next check-up on May 3rd.  So, until then.

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