Burcu Kazanci, Sevim Kavuncu, Dilay Ozek, Dilek Ileri and Pelin Yilmazbas
Aim: To compare the clinical results of vision rehabilitation performed with contact lens in aphakic patients who underwent surgery due to ocular trauma.
Methods: A total of 29 eyes of 29 patients who developed aphakia following ocular trauma and used contact lenses for aphakia, followed up from September 2003 to February 2015 were included examined. Their age, gender, best visual acuity with contact lenses (BVACL), the kind of contact lenses they used, their reasons for stopping the use of contact lenses or changing them and the complications related to contact lenses were recorded.
Results: Out of the 29 patients, 8 were women and 21 men. Their average age was 36.5 ± 15.8 (12 to 61) years. Out of the 21 subjects who used hydrogel contact lens (Net Lens), 3 of them were applied cosmetic soft contact lens (Net lens 55 proesthetic) due to aniridia, rigid gas permeable contact lens (RGPCL) were applied to 5 of the patients, hydrogel lens (Weicon CE) with 60% water content to 2 of the patients and Elastofilcon A (Silsoft) to one. According to the Snellen eye chart BVACL was 0.5 and above in 8 of the patients (27.6%), between 0.2 to 0.4 in 18 of the patients (62%) and below 0.1 in 3 of the patients (10.4%). Eight of the subjects (27.6%) stopped using contact lenses during their follow-up.
Conclusion: Good quality and dependable eye sight rehabilitation is obtained by the use of contact lenses in aphakia connected to trauma.