Contact lens in keratoconus

Indian J Ophthalmol. 2013 Aug;61(8):410-5. doi: 10.4103/0301-4738.116066.


Contact lenses are required for the visual improvement in patients with keratoconus. Various contact lens options, such as rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, soft and soft toric lenses, piggy back contact lenses (PBCL), hybrid lenses and scleral lenses are availble. This article discusses about selection of a lens depending on the type of keratoconus and the fitting philosophies of various contact lenses including the starting trial lens. A Medline search was carried out for articles in the English language with the keywords keratoconus and various contact lenses such as Rose k lens, RGP lens, hybrid lens, scleral lens and PBCL.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Contact Lenses* / classification
  • Humans
  • Keratoconus / therapy*
  • Prosthesis Fitting
  • Vision Disorders / rehabilitation*