How long can you wear a bandage contact lens?
Abrasions, corneal erosion, dystrophies
Additionally, there is evidence that a lens can prolong contact time of topical ocular medications. In the event of recurrent erosion, a bandage contact lens can be applied to the eye and worn on a 30-day continuous-wear basis for at least 2 months.
Do bandage contacts cause blurry vision?
Routine use of a bandage contact lens does not prevent the occurrence of flap microstriae. Half of patients would prefer not to wear bandage contact lenses because of discomfort and blurred vision caused by the lenses. However, bandage contact lens use in the treatment of post-LASIK complications is well accepted.
Do bandage contacts dissolve?
As with bandage lenses, patients wearing the shield can see, and the collagen dissolves within 24 to 72 hours.
Can bandage contact lens move?
It is critical to perform frequent follow-ups for bandage contact lens patients. One reason is that a bandage lens fit, by design, demonstrates less movement than a traditional soft lens fit.
How do you reduce 3 and 9 o’clock staining?
Eliminate the Cause
Treatment for 3 and 9 o’clock staining consists of eliminating the cause of the incomplete blink, then encouraging the patient to blink completely and excessively to train him to blink normally at the subconscious level.
What is bandage lens?
Purpose: Bandage contact lenses are fabricated hydrogel lenses, effective in many corneal problems, most commonly in the healing of incisions occurring after refractive surgery and traumatic corneal abrasions. They promote healing, improve vision and act as a delivery mechanism for drugs.