Contact lenses following keratoplasty

W H Beekhuis, G van Rij, F A Eggink, W Vreugdenhil, C E Schoevaart

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    Bandage contact lenses can be used following keratoplasty to protect the ocular surface and promote epithelial healing. Rigid gas permeable contact lenses are indicated to correct irregular astigmatism and anisometropia. The Rotterdam Eye Hospital fit 77 keratoplasty patients with contact lenses following their surgery. The methods of fitting contact lenses over the irregular or highly astigmatic surface of a graft are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)27-9
    Number of pages3
    JournalCLAO Journal
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1991


    • Anisometropia/therapy
    • Astigmatism/therapy
    • Contact Lenses/adverse effects
    • Follow-Up Studies
    • Humans
    • Keratoplasty, Penetrating/adverse effects
    • Occlusive Dressings
    • Postoperative Care
    • Visual Acuity
    • Wound Healing


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