A Scleral Lens Research Update
COPE #71675-CL
Event #121259


This one-hour lecture will review recent publications concerning scleral lenses, including those that focus on corneal edema, midday fogging, and changes in intraocular pressure. The emphasis of this course will be on the translation of research findings to clinical relevance. *Video was recorded at our Virtual Island Eyes Conference on January 22, 2021
  • To educate practitioners on the current research on corneal edema, midday fogging, intraocular pressure, and the use of solutions with scleral lenses in clinical practice
  • To describe how the current research can translate into clinically relevant findings and discuss the integration of the recent research into evidence-based medicine.
  • To inform and provide the audience with a review of recent publications regarding scleral lens research.
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Getting to know our speakers

Dr. Maria K. Walker

Dr. Maria K. Walker graduated from The New England College of Optometry with an OD/MS degree in 2013 and completed a Residency in Cornea & Contact Lenses at Pacific University in Portland, OR. She joined the clinical faculty at the University of Houston College of Optometry in the fall of 2014 and is currently part‐time faculty while also pursuing her PhD, studying the effects of scleral lenses on the ocular surface. Dr. Walker lectures domestically and internationally on scleral lenses and is involved in several research projects at the Ocular Surface Institute and Texas Eye Research and Technology Center at the University of Houston. She has won several awards related to contact lenses and research, including the VSP Vision Care Scholarship for Clinical Excellence, the Sheldon Wechsler Contact Lens Residency Award, and the Ezell Fellowship given by the American Optometric Foundation. Dr. Walker is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a fellow and the current Vice President of the Scleral Lens Education Society, and an advisory board member of the Gas Permeable Lens Institute.