16.04.2014

Custom-made contact lenses "are a miracle"

Custom-made contact lenses "are a miracle"

A woman who has been given back her vision thanks to custom-made contact lenses has described them as being "truly a miracle".

Pamela Cigainero of Houston, Texas, suffered damage to her corneas six years ago in an allergic reaction to medication, abclocal.go.com reports.

But she is now able to see again thanks to contact lenses which are placed on the sclera, or white of the eye.

They are bigger than ordinary contact lenses and filled with a saline solution.

Perry Rosenthal, who founded and presides over the Boston Foundation for Sight, explained that such sclera lenses "mask" the corneal irregularity caused by the damage.

Other news: Multifocal contact lenses from Johnson & Johnson have been described by one supplier as "a great option".

Katie Mendez of Greenville EyeCare Associates called attention to the comfort of Acuvue Oasys for Presbyopia, which are made of silicone hydrogel, as well as the sight correction brought by the product.

by Martin Burns


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