Cornea and Contact Lens Q & A

Experts address questions on anterior segment disease care and contact lens fitting. Edited by Joseph P. Shovlin, OD.

In the Clear

Current evidence suggests the possibility of prion transmission is relatively low and should not rule out affected patients from donating blood.
08/15/2022

HSVK Reoccurrence and Risk of Resistance

The more episodes a patient has, the less likely they may be to respond to antivirals due to prolonged treatment.
07/15/2022

Herpes Hassles

A history of HSK is not always a contraindication for CXL; active infection is.
05/15/2022

Out for Blood

This dry eye treatment may not be first on your list, but it’s worth taking into consideration.
04/15/2022

Water, Sclerals Don’t Mix

Exposure increases the chances of microbial infection.
03/15/2022

Using CXL as ‘Bug Killer’

When meds alone don’t bring resolution, consider photodynamic therapy with rose bengal and UV-A.
02/15/2022

KCN Again?

Keratoconus development post-corneal transplantation may be harder to explain, but timely detection and treatment is the best course of action for successful visual outcomes.
01/15/2022

Step Up To LK

There are several treatment options for lipid keratopathy, some of which achieve better results than others.
12/15/2021

Scleral Decentration: The Workaround

Center-near aspherics help achieve multifocal correction with this modality, but they don’t come without problems.
11/15/2021

Go With the Flow

Corneal hysteresis may help spot glaucoma in KCN patients.
10/15/2021

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