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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

Print version ISSN 0864-2176On-line version ISSN 1561-3070


MARINO HIDALGO, Oreste et al. Scleral lenses: characteristic and indications. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2017, vol.30, n.1. ISSN 0864-2176.

Scleral contact lenses or sclera support lenses are one of the most relevant therapeutic options in the treatment and optical correction of primary or secondary corneal diseases which result in alterations in the curvature, the regularity of surface and transparency. The development of this type of lenses has opened up a range of multiple options for their use. Nowadays, many specialists and optical centers worldwide prescribe them, with a great deal of acceptance by and comfort for the patients using them, and their marketing has become popular. A search of several articles published in the last ten years was made to expand the knowledge about the characteristics of and indications for the sclera contact lenses.

Keywords : sclera lenses; contact lenses; keratoconus correction; irregular astigmatism.

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