Success of hydrocone (TORIS-K) soft contact lens for keratoconus and traumatic keratopathy
Objective: To present success of Toris-K contact lenses in keratoconus and traumatic keratopathy with irregular corneal surface.
Methods: Toris-K contact lenses were used to treat 7 eyes of 4 patients with traumatic keratopathy (Case 1) or keratoconus (Case 2, Case 3, and Case 4). All cases had a complete eye examination before the contact lens application. The case with traumatic keratopathy was a 32-year-old male who had corneal penetrating injury due to hobnail strike 23 months ago. The other 3 keratoconus cases were females at the age of 14, 16 and 22 years old. They had high myopia and irregular astigmatism due to keratoconus. All patients refused using rigid gas permeable contact lens because of intolerance. Toris-K contact lenses were fitted on all eyes. All patients were followed-up for 28 months with a complete ophthalmic examination and corneal topography every two months.
Results: Improvement of BCVA of the cases was remarkable. All cases were comfortable with their Toris-K contact lenses for 28 months. There was no significant distortion on the lenses during follow-up period.
Conclusion: Toris-K lenses may be an effective alternative treatment option for the patients with keratoconus and traumatic keratopathy, especially who cannot tolerate rigid gas permeable contact lenses.
How to cite this:Altun A, Kurna SA, Sengor T, Altun G, Olcaysu OO, Simsek MH. Success of hydrocone (TORIS-K) soft contact lens for keratoconus and traumatic keratopathy. Pak J Med Sci 2015;31(4):995-998. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.314.6125
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
- There are currently no refbacks.