Soft opaque contact lenses in binocular vision problems

J Am Optom Assoc. 1993 Mar;64(3):176-80.


Soft opaque contact lenses may be useful in certain recalcitrant vision problems. When the full central area is opaque, contact lenses eliminate the visual image, provide acceptable cosmesis, and may be useful in cases of intractable diplopia as well as in the treatment of amblyopia. Artificial iris contact lenses eliminate para-axial rays in monocular diplopia, aniridia, and albinism.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Albinism, Oculocutaneous / therapy
  • Amblyopia / therapy
  • Aniridia / therapy
  • Contact Lenses, Hydrophilic*
  • Diplopia / therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Vision Disorders / therapy*
  • Vision, Binocular*