International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Ophthalmology | India | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022


Soft Contact lens in the Management of Forme Fruste Keratoconus: A Case Report

Vishwa Ravi | Amaravathi [4] | Ashwini. D. L. | Vandana Kamath


Abstract: Purpose: To mask the irregularities of Forme fruste keratoconus with soft contact lens and to assess reduction in any of the symptoms and comfort of the patient. Case report: A case of 22-year female visited an eye hospital with complaint of dry eye, redness, watering, and occasional itching in both eyes for last 2 years even after getting treatment for it. Patient was using lubricating eye drop for 2 years and was diagnosed with Forme Fruste keratoconus changes in both eyes. Patient has come for contact lens opinion. Patient?s unaided visual acuity was 6/24 in both eye and with pinhole vision was 6/6. The topography value in right eye was K1 = 44.6 D, K2 = 45.3 D and in left eye was K1= 45.0D, K2= 45.8 D. At first the patient was advised to use rigid gas permeable lenses but because of the intolerance to RGP, soft contact lens trial was done.Patient was more comfortable, vision improved, and symptoms were reduced. This report concludes that soft contact lens will be one of the good options for patients with Forme fruste keratoconus or early keratoconus.


Keywords: Forme Fruste keratoconus, Corneal topography, Soft contact lens, Rigid Gas Permeable lenses


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,


Pages: 480 - 483


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