Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare and potentially life-threatening condition that affects the skin and mucous membranes, such as those in the mouth, nose, and eyes. SJS can cause severe blistering and peeling of the skin and mucous membranes, and it can cause the eyes to become very red, painful, and sensitive to light.
Scleral lenses are a type of contact lens that can be helpful for people with Stevens-Johnson syndrome who have eye problems. These lenses are larger than regular contact lenses and are designed to rest on the sclera, the white part of the eye, rather than on the cornea.
One of the main benefits of scleral lenses for people with SJS is that they provide a protective barrier between the damaged cornea and the outside environment. This can help reduce discomfort and protect the damaged cornea from further injury.
Scleral lenses can also help improve vision by providing a smooth, uniform surface over the damaged cornea. This can allow light to be focused more accurately on the retina, resulting in clearer vision. In addition, scleral lenses can help keep the eyes moist, which can be beneficial for people with SJS who may have dry eye syndrome.
Overall, scleral lenses can be a useful treatment option for people with Stevens-Johnson syndrome who have eye problems.