| Bandage lens FAQ
What are bandage lenses? (Posted: apr 2003)
Bandage lenses are simply soft contact lenses used therapeutically to seal in moisture.
When are bandage lenses used? (posted: Dec 2004)
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? (posted: dec 2004)
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.