A well-known side effect for patients that suffer from Stevens-Johnson syndrome is blurred vision or blindness. Most people believe that these conditions are permanent once Lasik surgery is proven it doesn’t work as a treatment for it. However, there may be something that can help with vision problems caused by Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
Scleral lenses have been proven to assist with many different vision problems when other methods didn’t work. These lenses can help patients that suffer from conditions such as keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, corneal ectasia resulting from Lasik surgery, distorted corneal transplants and Stevens-Johnson syndrome. It is a better treatment option than surgery for some patients that don’t like the thought of an invasive surgical procedure.
Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a rare allergic reaction caused by prescription medications like Tylenol, Motrin (adult and children’s versions) Dilantin, Bextra and Tegretol. It can cause eye problems when blisters form in the mucus membranes of the eye. SJS can also cause eye conditions like symblepharon, entropion, trichiasis, keratinization, corneal neovascularization and severe tear film abnormality. Scleral contact lenses can be used as a therapeutic treatment to protect the ocular surface and dry eyes. Scleral lenses work by vaulting over the cornea and limbus, which puts the weight of the lens on the sclera. They also keep an aqueous tear-fluid reservoir between the bottom of the lens surface as well as the anterior corneal surface. SJS sufferers need this because the condition prevents the proper amount of tear film.
Even the Stevens-Johnson syndrome Foundation endorses scleral lenses on its website. If you or someone you love is suffering from Stevens-Johnson syndrome that left you with severe eye conditions like those mentioned above, you should contact attorney Greg Jones today for a free consultation. I am an experienced SJS lawyer who will fight hard to help you recover money from your injury.
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