bandage contact lens


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bandage contact lens

a contact lens placed on the cornea to cover a defect.

ban·dage con·tact lens

(ban'dăj kon'takt lenz)
A contact lens placed on the cornea to cover a defect.

bandage contact lens

A very thin, high water content CONTACT LENS used to protect the cornea from abrasion with the eyelids in various conditions, such as corneal ulcer or corneal dystrophies.
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In the first presentation, "Developing a Bandage Contact Lens Delivery System for Controlled Release of Thymosin Beta 4 to the Corneal Epithelium," Dr.
44) However, cycloplegia to help minimise pain following pupillary spasm, topical anti-infectives to reduce the risk of infection and a bandage contact lens to prevent interaction between the papillae and cornea may also be advised.
She was brought into the operating theatre the same day and the flap was refloated, stretched, smoothed, and a bandage contact lens was applied.
c) Insert a bandage contact lens and prescribe chloramphenicol as a prophylactic.