An Update on Managing Scleral Lens Complications Course # 40144


Maria K. Walker, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS


Contact Lens

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Expiration Date:

March 1, 2024

Qualified Credits:

2.00 credits - $49.00


This course is designed to provide an overview of indications and management of scleral gas permeable lenses and discuss complications related to their use. This course will be comprehensive, covering the basics of scleral lenses but also exploring more of the advanced fitting and management obstacles, and discussing the complications in the context of the diseases they are used to treat. This course will review current literature and provide clinical evidence for making decisions on managing scleral lens complications. *This video was recorded at our Virtual Island Eyes Conference on January 23, 2021


  • To review the fitting philosophies and current understanding of scleral lenses and how they are fitted on the eye.
  • To discuss the overall exam management of scleral lens patients and discuss how proper management techniques can help identify and reduce complications.
  • To outline the complications associated with scleral lenses and provide knowledge on their origin and effects.
  • To discuss complications associated with specific disease states in scleral lens wearers and provide management for these complications.
  • To review the current literature on scleral lens complications.
  • To summarize how the current literature provides evidence for our management strategies for scleral lens complications


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