By Alexa Kaczka
Wearing a popular type of contact lens can help to speed up the recovery time for people who have had corneal cross-linking, one expert has claimed.
Eyecare expert Jenny Deva, MD, told OSN Supersite that rigid gas permeable contact lenses can effectively enhance visual acuity and eyesight quality for keratoconus sufferers after corneal collagen cross-linking.
She explained that there are several options to enhance vision after the procedure, including intracorneal rings, phakic IOLs and excimer laser procedures, but many of these fail to provide the quality of vision that the patient wants, unlike contact lenses.
"It is wonderful to show these patients that a much cheaper optical device is capable of making them regain functional vision and see as well as normal people," Dr Deva explained.
According to the specialist, cross-linking has been a "miracle" for keratoconus patients, and the combination of this treatment and the use of rigid gas permeable contact lenses is improving people's lives.
by Adrian Galbreth