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The Acuvue disposable contact lens as a therapeutic bandage lens.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1785899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Bio-Cor collagen shield (Bausch and Lomb, Rochester, NY) is thought to speed corneal epithelial healing and is available in dissolution rates of 12, 24, and 72 hours to suit the needs of the patient. It often is recommended over soft hydrophilic therapeutic lenses for short-term use, such as postoperatively and after corneal abrasions, in which cases the lens should dissolve within the specified period of time. I found these lenses to be unreliable in their dissolution rates. I presented four cases of corneal epithelial breakdown in which the collagen lenses were tried but were not successful. All cases did well with a hydrophilic soft lens, namely the Acuvue disposable lens, used for therapeutic purposes. The advantage of using a disposable lens rather than a standard therapeutic soft lens is its lower cost. Disposable lenses are cheaper than both regular soft lenses and collagen shields. It makes good economic sense to try these as a therapeutic lens of first choice when one is needed.
E Gruber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of ophthalmology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0003-4886     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  1991 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-16     Completed Date:  1992-03-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210137     Medline TA:  Ann Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  446-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Contact Lenses*
Corneal Diseases / therapy*
Disposable Equipment
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome

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