Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

What is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome?

Global Complex Eye Care is a successful ocular treatment center for patients who have suffered from the disorder Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.  The condition is generally thought of as a skin ailment as it causes sever blisters and lesions. However, serious eye problems are also associated with SJS, including vision loss.

If SJS manifests itself in mucous membranes, it typically results in an infection of the eye. Even with treatment, the infections may lead to corneal scarring. In severe cases where the conjunctiva becomes heavily inflamed, it is probable that blindness may occur. Other ocular issues that stem from SJS include photophobia, dry eyes and sever chronic pain.

It is very important to understand that SJS is a serious, life-threatening condition. People who have endured SJS have fought a painful battle over their health. Dr. Azman regularly treats those who have overcome SJS and want to restore their impaired vision.

People who have recovered from SJS are able to wear contact lenses. However, it is not as easy as going to a regular check-up and having a doctor prescribe a standard pair of contacts. SJS changes the shape of the eye, requiring precise measurements and fittings from a doctor who has advanced experience in the area, such as Dr. Azman.

Global Complex Eye Care specializes in correcting the vision of patients with misshaped corneas, whether caused by SJS, Keratoconus, LASIK failure or other corneal irregularities. One treatment method that has been successful among such patients is scleral contact lenses.

Scleral contact lenses are gas permeable lenses that are designed with a large-diameter that rests on the entire corneal surface. As the name implies, the lenses cover the sclera (the white part of the eye). Patients are comfortable wearing scleral contact lenses because they are stable and resist movement during blinking.

Unlike many ocular diseases that are hereditary, SJS is caused by reactions to infections or medications. Therefore anyone is at risk. Dr. Azman treats patients with scleral lenses or other treatment options to repair the vision damage caused by this unfortunate condition. He is true source of comfort for those pained by vision loss.