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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At the one-week follow-up, the bandage contact lens was removed and the patient was already aware of clearer vision with a posttreatment refraction of:
A protective bandage contact lens is placed on the eye to minimise postoperative discomfort and allow epithelial healing.
Acanthomoeba keratitis with perforation after corneal crosslinking and bandage contact lens use.
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.
The eye may be taped shut for 20 minutes and re-examined or a bandage contact lens may be inserted and removed within one to seven days.
c) Insert a bandage contact lens and prescribe chloramphenicol as a prophylactic.
a) Insert a bandage contact lens and advise, or refer to the GP for, chloramphenicol four times daily
Beyond this, management is based on symptomatic cases anp hence, optometrist can play a major role through support, recommendation of lubrication and bandage contact lens fitting for painful disease (including recurrent corneal erosions) and fitting of rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses (before and after grafting).
Antibiotic eye drops are then instilled, as a prophylaxis following treatment, as well as a bandage contact lens, until the epithelium has healed.
After the treatment a bandage contact lens is applied and a steroid-antibiotic combination drop is prescribed.