The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.



Cosmetic contact lens

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This woman suffered from severe Steven-Johnson's syndrome affecting both eyes after taking a tablet of brufen. She developed keratinization of the left eye with corneal opacities. She underwent 4 failed corneal grafts in 2 different centres. The left cornea became opaque as a result of corneal graft failure. She was concerned about the left leucokoria which affected  her appearance. A cosmetic contact lens was fitted to improve her appearance (RM$120). The patient was pleased with the result, though the colour of the contact lens appeared darker than the normal eye. In addition, the central transparent part of the cosmetic lens allowed the leukocoria to show through giving an appearance of a mature cataract. Another cosmetic lens with lighter colour with the pupil area coloured has been ordered.


Left leukocoria from failed corneal graft.


Improved but not entirely satisfactory appearance after left cosmetic contact lens wear.

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