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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology


A comparative study between RGP contact lens and Rose K contact lens in various grades of keratoconus


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Author Details: Geetika Srivastava, Harsimran Kaur Bhatia, Uma Sridhar, Yogeshwari Bansal

Volume : 4

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2395-1451

Print ISSN : 2395-1443

Article First Page : 374

Article End Page : 378


Abstract

Introduction: Keratoconus is a developmental anomaly of cornea. Non inflammatory thinning and cone shaped protrusion of cornea causes significant visual disturbance and discomfort.
Objectives: This study was done with prime objective of choosing appropriate contact lens from available two options (RGP lens and Rose K lens) for various grades of keratoconus.
Materials and Methods: In present study 21 eyes of 14 patients were selected; who presented in our hospital with various grades of keratoconus. Time period of study is twelve months.
Result: In present study 3 eyes of mild keratoconus, 11 eyes of moderate keratoconus, 6 eyes of advanced keratoconus and 1 of severe keratoconus were included.
Conclusion: Overall visual acuity and comfort is more with Rose K lens in comparison with RGP lens especially in advanced and severe cases.

Keywords: Keratoconus, RGP lens, Rose K lens, Visual acuity, Subjective comfort.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2395-1451.2018.0082