Inside LaserMyEye
D'Eyealogues
KeratoScoop
Encyclopedia
FAQ for Consumers
FAQ for Patients
FAQ for Doctors
Bandage lens FAQ

What are bandage lenses?

Bandage lenses are simply soft contact lenses used therapeutically to seal in moisture.

When are bandage lenses used?

Bandage lenses are used in cases of filamentary keratitis or other severe damage to the epithelium. Additionally, bandage lenses are used routinely right after laser eye surgery for a short time: in LASIK, often just for an hour or two, but in PRK, usually for a day or more.

When might bandage lenses be useful for me?

If your epithelium is suffering severe damage such as frequent erosions or abrasions caused by uncontrolled dry eye, it is possible that you could benefit from a bandage lens till treatments are identified for you which can bring the symptoms under better control. Ask your eye doctor for advice about this.