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What are scleral contact lenses; do they cure mild ptosis?

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Dr. Matheson Harris
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In brief: Large contacts; yes

Scleral lenses have a large diameter and the edge rests completely on the white of the eye.
The lens bridges over the cornea and doesn't contact it. A layer of tears floats between the lens and cornea. These lenses can be made in such a way that they partially prop up the upper eyelid, correcting some ptosis.

In brief: Large contacts; yes

Scleral lenses have a large diameter and the edge rests completely on the white of the eye.
The lens bridges over the cornea and doesn't contact it. A layer of tears floats between the lens and cornea. These lenses can be made in such a way that they partially prop up the upper eyelid, correcting some ptosis.
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