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Scleral lenses have steadily gained popularity and their efficacy in managing complex ocular disease is increasingly being recognized. They provide an exciting opportunity to allow us to improve vision and comfort in some of our most challenging patients. However, enthusiasm for the potential benefits of scleral lenses should not overshadow potential complications that could be caused by scleral lens wear. One specific area of concern is the possibility that scleral lenses may cause an increase in intraocular pressure (IOP).
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