Therapeutic contact lenses in eyelid and conjunctival disease

W. D. Mathers

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There are many circumstances for which a therapeutic soft contact lens is indicated. In particular, there are a number of eyelid and conjunctival diseases which can be helped significantly by the use of a therapeutic lens. Many of these patients have problems which make wearing a soft contact lens more difficult; however, the benefits can usually outweigh the disadvantages. In Stevens-Johnson syndrome, ocular cicatricial pemphigoid, entropion, trichiasis, ocular burns, and superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis, the use of a therapeutic contact lens may be indicated. Their use in these conditions is discussed along with problems associated with each disease state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-192
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • bandage contact lens
  • conjunctival disease
  • eyelid disease
  • therapeutic contact lens

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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