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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(2) Gluing, bandage contact lens or amniotic membrane transplantation can be used for corneal perforations of 3 mm or less.
Acanthomoeba keratitis with perforation after corneal crosslinking and bandage contact lens use.
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.
After LASEK, a bandage contact lens will normally be in situ at the first postoperative visit, which may look deposited, and have some epithelial cellular debris underneath.
After the laser has been employed, the flap is repositioned and a bandage contact lens placed over the top.
Prevailing practice trends seem to advocate medical treatment with topical lubrication, cycloplegia and antibiotic coverage or bandage contact lens for first time corneal abrasions.
(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.
Conservative measures include a bandage contact lens or amniotic membrane graft.
Antibiotic eye drops are then instilled, as a prophylaxis following treatment, as well as a bandage contact lens, until the epithelium has healed.