SilSoft Contact Lens
Publish date 21-10-2017


SilSoft contact Lens for Aphakia

 

 

 

SilSoft contact Lens for Aphakia​



Aphakia (Greek: a=without; phakos=lens) is the absence of the natural lens of the eye due to surgical removal, trauma, subluxation of the lens or dislocation, or congenital anomaly. People with aphakia suffer from loss of accommodation, poor quality of vision, and hypermetropia.


Treatment options for Aphakia:

  1. Spectacles

  2. Contact lenses

  3. Implantation of intraocular lens

  4. Refractive surgery


The use of spectacles and contact lenses are the most conservative options for the treatment of Aphakia. However, contact lenses are much preferred due to fewer disadvantages.


Challenges in correcting Aphakia with eyeglasses:

  • Magnification Effect

  • Limited field of vision

  • Distortion in perspective

  • Ring scotoma (Jack in the box phenomenon)

  • Diplopia in unilateral aphakia


Intraocular lens implantation is the preferred method nowadays especially for patients who underwent lens extraction. While refractive surgery is an emerging technique in the treatment of aphakia.


SilSoft and SilSoft Super Plus contact lenses for Aphakia

SilSoft (elastofilcon A) is a soft contact lens specially designed for adults who underwent cataract surgery without intraocular lens implantation.

SilSoft Super Plus (elastofilcon A) contact lenses are specially designed for children who underwent cataract surgery without intraocular lens implantation. It is currently the preferred treatment option for children recovering from cataract surgery.



Key Features of SilSoft Contact Lens:

 

 

 

  1. Correction of aphakia for adults and children

  2. The material allows more oxygen to pass through compared to other lenses for aphakia

  3. For daily and extended wear

  4. Can be worn overnight if recommended by an eye care professional

  5. Leading treatment for post-cataract surgery pediatric patients as it includes the necessary elements for the healthy development of babies’ eyes.



Indications of SilSoft Contact Lens

Daily Wear: indicated for vision correction in non-diseased aphakic eyes with refractive astigmatism of 1.50 diopters or less and corneal astigmatism of 2.00 diopters or less that can obtain a satisfactory visual acuity in a +7.00 to +35.00 power range.

Extended Wear (more than 24 hours or while asleep): indicated for vision correction in non-diseased aphakic eyes with refractive astigmatism of 1.50 diopters or less and corneal astigmatism of 2.00 diopters or less that can obtain a satisfactory visual acuity in a +7.00 to +35.00 power range. It is designed for continuous use for up to maximum of 30 days.



Contraindications of SilSoft Contact Lens
 

  1. Active disease or injury affecting the eyelids, cornea, or conjunctiva

  2. Infection on the eye

  3. Dry eyes

  4. Corneal hypoesthesia

  5. Inflammation in the anterior chamber of the eye

  6. Use of contraindicated medications

  7. History of recurring infection or adverse effects as a response to contact lens wear

  8. History of non-compliance to proper contact lens use and care regimen

 
Bausch + Lomb SilSoft (elastofilcon A) Contact Lenses has a comfort adaptation period that should be expected on the first few days of use.

SilSoft contact lenses should be removed prior to the use of any topical medication to the eye. Only prescribed medication by an eye doctor should be used.

As with any other contact lenses, strict compliance to proper use and handling should be emphasized. Wear the lenses as prescribed and immediately report any adverse reaction to your eye care professional.

 

 

 

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