Scleral Prosthetic Lens
Director of CEPROC (Centro de Prótesis Oculares y Contactología Especializada), Mendoza, Argentina
*Corresponding Author: Sergio Ozan, Director of CEPROC (Centro de Prótesis Oculares y Contactología Especializada), Mendoza,
Citation: Sergio Ozan. “Scleral Prosthetic Lens”. EC Ophthalmology 6.2 (2017): 54-59.
Received: March 06, 2017; Published: April 07, 2017
This is a very rewarding case from the professional and humanitarian points of view as the outcome gives an alternative to contac-
tologists to deal with irregular corneas without vision, improving comfort and aesthetics and also helped to improve dramatically the
patient’s quality of life.
51 year-old-patient. In 1982 went to an appointment in an ophthalmological center in San Rafael, a city 450 kilometers south of Men-
doza City in the mid-west of Argentina, to consult about an opacity in her right eye. After undergoing several studies, she was diagnosed
cornea transplant. This transplant took place in 1983. Three months later the patient rejected the transplant and the cornea lost transpar-
ency once again. Towards the end of 1983 she underwent a second surgery with a new cornea transplant.
The second transplant was successful until 1990 when the patient started losing vision and the cornea became whitish. After a short
time, her cornea became totally leukomatous and with deformation in the corneal limbus.
As a result, ophthalmologists suggested not insisting with a third transplant and not doing anything else as the tissue was deformed
and considered there was no other solution.
51 year-old-lady did not want to have anything else done in her eye. She did not want to undergo any other treatment as everything
had been so painful and frustrating.
For several years, she suffered with her right eye as it continued deforming and it was of great impact for people to see her eye and for
herself as well whenever she looked it at in a mirror.
In May 2016 she was really annoyed, upset and angry with her aesthetics so she consulted a new professional. The ophthalmologist
told her that her right eye had to be enucleated. She had to do it without delay and gave her an appointment for the surgery for the fol-
professional and encouraged her to go to Mendoza City to consult another Ophthalmologist specialized in orbit so as to have a new opin-
Fortunately, she accepted. The orbit specialist told her that he would derive her to a specialist in Prosthethic eyes for him to see what
could be done, if any, before the surgery.