Post-graft patients represent one of the most challenging conditions for contact lens practitioners. First of all, the shape of the cornea is often highly irregular and most of the time oblate. The presence of sutures can be problematic. The rapid loss of endothelial cells, after the graft, drives the need for fitting contact lenses with a high level of oxygen delivery. Moreover, grafted cornea are subject to rejection, chronic inflammation, and vascularization.  Topical medications are often used and contact lenses wear should be made compatible.

Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
June 22, 2018
Seminar Location:
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO
Seminar Objectives
  • Procedures, troubleshooting and Discussion
Contact Lens Fitting After a Corneal Graft (1h00)

Post-graft patients represent one of the most challenging conditions for contact lens practitioners. First of all, the shape of the cornea is often highly irregular and most of the time oblate. The presence of sutures can be problematic. The rapid loss of endothelial cells, after the graft, drives the need for fitting contact lenses with a high level of oxygen delivery. Moreover, grafted cornea are subject to rejection, chronic inflammation, and vascularization.  Topical medications are often used and contact lenses wear should be made compatible.

Speaker Information
Andrew Morgenstern OD  [ view bio ]
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Contact Lens
2018
Optometry's Meeting
contact lens fitting
corneal graft
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Contact Lens Fitting After a Corneal Graft (1h00)
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