Scleral lenses are indicated for many conditions and can be a great option for patients with complex ocular surface disease. But, are there scenarios where scleral lenses are contra-indicated? This course will review the use of scleral lenses in challenging cases and determine whether these lenses are an appropriate option for treatment.
Dr. Kwok is a BostonSight PROSE provider at BostonSight in Needham, Massachusetts whose clinical interest is treating patients with complex anterior segment disease. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology at the University of Toronto and his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo. He was previously an assistant professor at the New England College of Optometry specializing in contact lens education. He also served as the Chief of the Cornea and Contact Lens Service at the New England Eye Institute where he is currently still an adjunct faculty member. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the Scleral Lens Education Society and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.
Dr. Chiu is an Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the USC Roski Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Molecular and Cell Biology and a minor in Music at the University of California, Berkeley and her Doctor of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry. She completed a residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at the Southern California College of Optometry, where she still serves as an adjunct faculty member, and an additional fellowship at the Boston Foundation for Sight to specialize in PROSE (Prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem) treatment. Her clinical interests include contact lens fittings and treatment for patients with ocular surface disease and irregular corneas. Additionally, she is actively conducting microbiology studies to evaluate saline solutions commonly used with scleral lens wear and potential risks for microbial infections. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Education Society.