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Use of contact lenses in patients with filtering blebs.
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PMID:  9108974     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe the outcome of patients with filtering blebs who were fit with contact lenses. METHODS: We retrospectively studied patients with filtering blebs secondary to glaucoma or cataract surgery who were fit with contact lenses. Eight eyes from seven patients were identified. RESULTS: Five patients (six eyes) were fit with gas permeable contact lenses and two patients (two eyes) were fit with soft contact lenses. Successful fits were achieved in all patients. No complications were observed after a mean follow-up of 64.6 +/- 28.5 months. CONCLUSIONS: No significant complications were recorded in our series of patients with filtering blebs who were fit with contact lenses. We think that when indications for fitting contact lenses are justified, patients with filtering blebs are acceptable candidates for contact lens use. However, adequate selection of cases, careful contact lens fitting, patient education, and close follow-up are necessary.
N Lois; J L Dias; E J Cohen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The CLAO journal : official publication of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, Inc     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0733-8902     ISO Abbreviation:  CLAO J     Publication Date:  1997 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-17     Completed Date:  1997-06-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302065     Medline TA:  CLAO J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  100-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cornea Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cataract Extraction
Contact Lenses*
Filtering Surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Glaucoma / surgery
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Visual Acuity

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