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CLAO J. 1990 Oct-Dec;16(4):282-4.

Use of gas permeable contact lenses following trabeculectomy.

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Glaucoma Service, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland 97201.


Some patients require a contact lens after glaucoma filtering surgery. The visual rehabilitation of such eyes can be challenging. We report on a total of eight eyes (seven patients) fit with lenticular-design, rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses after the successful establishment of a filtering bleb. In follow-up (mean: 40 months), all patients have successfully worn lenses without adverse effects. We believe that, with careful fitting, close monitoring, and appropriate patient selection, the presence of a filtering bleb need not be a contraindication to contact lens wear, particularly when a smooth-edged, rigid gas permeable (RGP) daily wear lens is used.

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