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:
Implantation of intraocular lens
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:
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 Contact Lens 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:
Correction of aphakia for adults and children
The material allows more oxygen to pass through compared to other lenses for aphakia
For daily and extended wear
Can be worn overnight if recommended by an eye care professional
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
Active disease or injury affecting the eyelids, cornea, or conjunctiva
Infection on the eye
Inflammation in the anterior chamber of the eye
Use of contraindicated medications
History of recurring infection or adverse effects as a response to contact lens wear
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.