Infectious keratitis in bandage lens wear
In this retrospective study, Zhu et al reviewed bandage contact lenses (BCL) related infectious keratitis (IK) cases (6,385 eyes of 6,188 patients) to investigate their clinical characteristics. Out of eight patients identified with infectious keratitis, seven were older than 50 years, three were noncompliant with their eye drop use and two extended their BCL wearing time past 30 days. BCL-related IK is more likely to occur in older patients. The most common risk factor for BCL-related IK was post-keratoplasty use. Appropriate indications, good compliance, and close follow-up are required for BCL use.
Eye & Contact Lens 2019;45:6 356-359. Read the full text