International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2015)

Rose K contact lenses for keratoconus—visual outcome and comfort


Geetika Srivastava, Uma Sridhar, Yogeshwari Bansal, Atul Shrivastav

Introduction: Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory, progressive thinning of the cornea that is usually bilateral and involves the central two-thirds of the cornea. Etiology is unknown and most likely multifactorial. 
Aims & Objectives: study evaluated the visual outcome and patient acceptability with Rose K contact lenses in patients with irregular astigmatism due to keratoconus. 
Material & Methods: About 14 patients (21 eyes) with keratoconus were fitted with Rose K lens in the Cornea Department of our institute between January 2012 to October 2012. All the patients underwent a complete ophthalmic examination and best-corrected visual acuity measurements were taken with glasses at the baseline visit. 
Results: There was a significant increase in visual acuity with Rose K lens compared with best corrected spectacle visual acuity. Conclusion: Rose K lens design is useful in the management of all grades of keratoconus.
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