A new, updated version of the Guide to Scleral Lens Fitting has been launched recently. As the editor of the guide, I had the pleasure of working with an international team of over twenty experts in the field – from all over the world.
Personally it feels like the guide only now is finalized, after so many years since its first edition. What started as a ‘simple’ revision of this first edition ended up as a complete makeover of the entire guide. Most probably – almost literally – not a single sentence came out untouched. Although some questions surely remain in the scleral lens arena – the overall consensus and agreement on things is much better than it was back in 2010 at the time the first edition took shape. It tries to be a state-of-the-art resource – well balanced between the benefits that we know sclerals can have, and the risks and pitfalls that it involves.
As an illustration of the growing-up process: in terms of volume of publications on the topics, the reference list expanded from 2.5 to 5 pages in total. It seems that the amount of relevant publications since 2010 exceeds that of the number of publications before that time – a wealth of information – all of which of course were incorporated in the new guide. Based on the available literature and the priceless clinical input from the international board, a new guide is created that seems to be a comprehensive and complete overview of everything we know about the topic today in a useful format.
NOTE: A corrected version has been posted as of January 5, 2016.
This publication is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.
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