Scleral contact lenses after corneal transplant
Many patients who undergo corneal graft mistakenly feel this procedure will ‘fix’ their eyes. The truth is that many patients struggle with their vision after corneal transplant and one of the best solutions if spectacles are unsatisfactory, is a scleral contact lens that vaults the entire area of the graft.
This is important information for those considering a transplant rather than managing their keratoconus with hard or scleral contact lenses. Transplant will not necessarily bypass this strategy.
Please note that once you’ve had a corneal transplant, 50% of grafts fail within 15 years, which makes another transplant inevitable. The longer you can push out the necessity for the first graft, the better.