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To the Editor:
—Apropos the recent correspondence on continuous contact lens wear (Arch Ophthal 70:443, 1963) I recently saw a patient in my office who presented with the history that on the previous day his optometrist-contact lens fitter noted one of his lenses was on the nasal bulbar conjunctiva and not on the cornea. This patient, a man in his midforties, had consulted his optometrist because he thought he was not seeing well with the affected eye. Of particular note is the fact that this patient claims he has worn his contact lenses 24 hours a day for seven years, under the encouragement of his optometrist. The optometrist had replaced the contact lens onto the cornea and all was well until the following day when the patient experienced marked pain in the affected eye. On examination the central cornea was extensively abraided and de-epithelialized.As this case illustrates, it is
Alexander CM. CONTACT LENSES. Arch Ophthalmol. 1963;70(6):876. doi:10.1001/archopht.1963.00960050878025