Does ASOPRS Advise Scleral Contact Lenses Be Routinely Used to Protect the Globe?
A retired ophthalmologist, (Bascom Palmer trained, with 34 years of practice, including thousands of lid and facial cases, some lid reconstructions..eg reconstruction of outer 2/3 of lids plus outer canthus for BCC involving periosteum flaps, mucousal graft with Mustarde flaps), I was amazed to learn recently that elective lid surgery is being done without globe safety provided by scleral contact lenses, which also facilitates surgery, elevating, firming up the lid..heard of FT corneal cut.
We use these lens when they are needed.
No such recommendation
Many surgeons use protective shields when operating
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