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October 1975

Scleral Perforation: A Complication of the Soft Contact Lens

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and the Eye and Ear Hospital, Pittsburgh. Dr. Rosen is now with the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(10):1047-1048. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020821016

• A large area of conjunctiva and a smaller area of full thickness sclera eroded immediately adjacent to the edge of a soft contact lens. The soft lens was worn to protect the epithelium of a corneal graft in an alkali-burned eye. The conjunctiva-sclera necrosis appears to be a complication of a distorted and tightly fitting lens.

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