alexa The bandage lens in bullous keratopathy
Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

Author(s): Andrew NC, Woodward EG

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One of the most common indications for the fitting of therapeutic contact lenses is bullous keratopathy, a painful condition often iatrogenic in origin and more usually encountered in elderly patients. A retrospective study of 30 patients fitted with therapeutic lenses for the condition and followed up for at least a year showed that the symptoms of bullous keratopathy were reduced in most cases. There was a higher incidence of suppurative keratitis (13 per cent) than has been reported in previous series. The prescribing of prophylactic antibiotics was haphazard in the series, and the authors suggest further study is needed to determine their precise role.

This article was published in Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

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