Characterization and prediction of the clinical result with a specific model of mini-scleral contact lens in corneas with keratoconus.

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To investigate which factors are correlated with the visual improvement achieved with a specific model of scleral contact lens (SCL) in keratoconus (KC) eyes and to define a model to predict such improvement according to the pre-fitting data. In addition, the changes occurred with the fitting of a specific model of SCL during a period of 3 months in corneas with KC have been investigated. Longitudinal retrospective study including 30 eyes of 18 patients (age, 14-65 years) with KC fitted with the SCL ICD16.50 (Paragon Vision Sciences). Visual, refractive, corneal tomographic and ocular aberrometric changes were evaluated during a 3-month follow-up. Likewise, the characterization of the post-lens meniscus was performed by optical coherence tomography (OCT) with the measurement of central, nasal and temporal vaults. The visual acuity increased significantly from a mean pre-fitting value with spectacles of 0.23 ± 0.07 logarithm of minimal angle of resolution (logMAR) to a mean value of 0.10 ± 0.04 logMAR after 1 month of SCL wear (P  The scleral contact lens evaluated provides an efficacious visual rehabilitation in KC due to the improvement of visual acuity and the correction of low and high-order ocular aberrations. This visual acuity improvement can be predicted from some pre-fitting variables.
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Aberrometry, Corneal ectasia, Keratoconus, Miniscleral contact lens, Scleral contact lens, Visual acuity