Treatment of recurrent corneal erosion by extended-wear bandage contact lens

Frederick W. Fraunfelder, Mauricio Cabezas

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Purpose: To assess the efficacy of using a bandage contact lens (BCL) for 3 months for recurrent corneal erosions (RCE) to facilitate epithelial adhesion. Methods: Retrospective study of patients presented to the Casey Eye Institute (Portland, OR) with RCE after failing at least 6 weeks of medical lubrication therapy. Subjects were treated with an extended-wear BCL for 3 months and then followed for approximately 1 year. The main outcome measure was recurrence of RCE. Best-corrected visual acuity was measured before and after BCL therapy. Results: From the 12 patients studied, 9 (75%) had no recurrence of RCE after approximately 1 year of follow-up. Three subjects had subjective complaints of recurrent erosion during the follow-up period with 1 of these 3 subjects having objective findings of a recurrent erosion. Conclusions: Three-month BCL treatment is a safe and effective medical therapy with a relatively low recurrence rate of RCE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-166
Number of pages3
JournalCornea
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2011

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Extended-Wear Contact Lenses
Bandages
Contact Lenses
Recurrence
Lubrication
Therapeutics
Visual Acuity
Retrospective Studies
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

Keywords

  • contact lens
  • corneal
  • erosion

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  • Ophthalmology

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Treatment of recurrent corneal erosion by extended-wear bandage contact lens. / Fraunfelder, Frederick W.; Cabezas, Mauricio.

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Fraunfelder, Frederick W. ; Cabezas, Mauricio. / Treatment of recurrent corneal erosion by extended-wear bandage contact lens. In: Cornea. 2011 ; Vol. 30, No. 2. pp. 164-166.
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