Background: Corneal erosions, a common and very painful ailment, are traditionally treated with pressure patches and antibiotic ointment but the healing is slow. Objectives: To report our experience with the use of therapeutic contact lenses for the primary treatment of traumatic corneal erosions. Methods: During the last 5 years in a single community clinic 65 consecutive patients with traumatic corneal erosions were treated with a corneal contact lens and antibiotic drops as a routine measure. The charts were reviewed for outcome, side effects and complications. Results: Healing of the corneal erosions occurred within 1 to 3 days in all patients, with minimal or no pain. No corneal infection occurred. One patient had a recurrence that was successfully treated by lens placement. Conclusions: The therapeutic contact lens with antibiotic drops is a safe and effective method to treat traumatic corneal erosions, and patients can immediately resume their regular activities.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Israel Medical Association Journal|
|State||Published - Jan 2004|
- Therapeutic contact lens
- Traumatic corneal erosions