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IKA 2024: Specialty contact lenses with diseased and sick eyes

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Christine Sindt, OD, FAAO, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa School of Medicine, talked about her session at the meeting focusing on higher order aberrations and the correction of complicated optics on scleral contact lenses.

Christine Sindt, OD, FAAO, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa School of Medicine, talked about her session at the meeting focusing on higher order aberrations and the correction of complicated optics on scleral contact lenses.

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Editor's note: The below transcript has been lightly edited for clarity.

Christine Sindt, OD, FAAO:

Hi, I'm Dr. Christine Sindt and I am a professor of clinical ophthalmology at the University of Iowa. And my area of research is specialty contact lenses with diseased and sick eyes. And I am at the IKA meeting here in Bethesda, talking about higher order aberrations and the correction of complicated optics on scleral contact lenses. My session today, I'm really getting into who are the best candidates? Who should we avoid and what my research shows. What I have found is that patients that have scars or a lot of scatter, it seems intuitive, but they do have a decreased amount of appreciation when you put higher order aberrations on the lenses. But keratoconus patients in general do very well. And statistically I can correct about 65% of the aberrations on a keratoconic eye. I think this is important because it can lead for a better experience for the patient. It can lead to a better experience for the doctor and keep people out of surgery which is certainly the goal to keep our patients healthy.

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