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best contact for eyes with ptyerigium scar?

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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Soft lenses: Sometimes the cornea has a significant scar after pterygium excision. The irregularity might make contact lens use difficult, but soft lenses would be a better choice for this. If the scar is unsightly, then a lens that changes or modifies eye color (cosmetic) could hide the scar. If there is significant astigmatism, toric astigmatism correcting soft lenses could also be used.
Dr. Paul First
Ophthalmology 44 years experience
A well fitted one: Most lenses can be fit over a pterygium scar. If the scar left a irregularity or astigmatism a toric or gas permeable lens may be best. Find someone in your community with excellent contact lense fitting skills is the best answer.

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