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December 1972

Hydrophilic Contact Lenses in Corneal Disease: IV. Penetrating Corneal Wounds

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, and the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Laboratory, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(6):602-606. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030604005

Five patients with traumatic penetrating corneal lacerations were fitted with a hydrophilic contact lens as primary treatment for the laceration. The cases were selected for the small size of the laceration, good apposition and alignment of the wound edges, and the absence of incarceration or prolapse of uvea and lens. The hydrophilic contact lens was successful in tamponading the leaking corneal wound and producing rapid restoration of the anterior chamber in each instance. Wound healing proceeded uneventfully and an excellent visual result was achieved in each case.

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