Wednesday, September 06, 2006
TINTED CONTACT LENSES IN CHILDREN WITH STATIONARY CONE DYSTROPHIES
ScienceDirect - Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus : Tinted Contact Lenses as an Alternative Management for Photophobia in Stationary Cone Dystrophies in Children
The following is adapted from the abstract:
Intense photophobia is a debilitating symptom of the stationary cone dystrophies. The dark-tinted glasses with side-shields and floppy hats used to manage this can cause marked psychological morbidity to the children and their families. Three children with cone dystrophies were fitted with Lunelle ES70 Solaire 70% brown contact lenses. Two of the children and their parents described a striking improvement in their quality of life, with improved confidence, interactions with other children, and cessation of name-calling and bullying. The third child was reluctant to wear the contact lenses despite her parents’ active encouragement.
Conclusion: Tinted contact lenses offer an alternative management of the photophobia associated with stationary cone dystrophies in children. Marked improvements in their quality of life were observed in this case series.
Posted by Dr. Kevin on September 06, 2006