Scleral contact lenses (SCLs) are devices that allow a fluid reservoir between the contact lens and the cornea, providing both improved lubrication and refraction. Consequently, SCLs have been used for significant refractive error in addition to a wide range of ocular surface diseases. We present the first case of a woman who complained of severe dryness and pain following resection of an adenoid cystic carcinoma of her lacrimal gland with complete resolution of her symptoms with a SCL.
A woman who complained of severe dryness and pain following resection of an adenoid cystic carcinoma of her lacrimal gland presented to the ophthalmology clinic. She had no subsequent lacrimal function without relief from conventional dry eye treatments. However, early treatment with a SCL successfully preserved her ocular surface, improved her corneal staining pattern, and improved her vision.
While other options exist, including permanent tarsorrhaphy, lid taping, or moisture goggles, the SCL allowed the combination of cosmesis, visual function, and ocular surface rehabilitation.

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