University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Scratched Scleral Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lens

Contributor: Tressa Larson, OD, FAAO

Photographer: Tressa Larson, OD, FAAO

Category: Contact Lens

The most likely cause of scratches in any type of contact lens is cleaning. Scratches occur when using abrasive cleaners, with excessive rubbing, rough fingers, and dirty hands. All can result in decreased comfort and vision.

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last updated: 08/25/2015
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