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J R Soc Med. 1992 June; 85(6): 322–323.
PMCID: PMC1293492

Use of a bandage contact lens in perforating injuries of the cornea.

Abstract

Four cases of perforating corneal injuries as a result of work-related injuries are presented. All were managed with a bandage contact lens and surgical intervention was avoided. Topical pilocarpine was used to free incarcerated iris in two cases. All patients received a course of broad-spectrum systemic antibiotics, and also used topical preservative-free chloramphenicol for the duration of contact lens wear. No lens related complications occurred. Final unaided visual acuities were the same or better than at presentation.

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