Melissa Barnett is a principal optometrist at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA, where she performs primary and medical eye examinations, and fits specialty contact lenses in addition to teaching ophthalmology residents.
Download the poster (.pdf), which was originally shared at the Global Specialty Lens Symposium, 2012.
Jupiter Scleral Lenses: The UC Davis Eye Center Experience
Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO; Mariana Pecego, MD
The purpose of this study was to evaluate both the indications for and results of fitting the Jupiter Scleral LensTM in patients with corneal abnormalities. A retrospective case review of 63 patients (107 eyes) fitted with scleral lenses between October 2009 and March 2011 at the UC Davis Eye Center. Sixty-three percent of 107 eyes were in patients with keratoconus, high post-keratoplasty astigmatism or corneal scarring. The improvement in best corrected visual acuity compared with previous contact lens or glasses correction was a mean gain of 3.5 Snellen lines (SD = 2.6). Seventy-eight percent of patients found the scleral lenses to be comfortable or very comfortable. Twenty-five patients discontinued wear after at least three months.