To the Editor.
—With regard to the letter by Sulewski et al1 that appeared in the March 1991 issue of the Archives, I would like to congratulate the authors on bringing this technique to the attention of the ophthalmic community. Many corneal specialists have followed their lead, and these disposable extended-wear contact lenses now occupy an important role in our clinical practice. With regard to the authors' admonitions, I agree that these lenses must be used with extreme caution in patients with compromised corneas. Whether these lenses will result in a decreased incidence of ulcerative keratitis compared with previously used extended-wear soft contact lenses has yet to be conclusively demonstrated.I would like to underscore their concern by noting that, within the past 4 months, I have seen at least one patient per week referred for sterile or infectious corneal ulceration related to the use of disposable soft contact
Epstein RJ. Use of the Disposable Contact Lens as a Bandage Contact Lens. Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(10):1341. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080100021002
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