Use of a bandage contact lens in perforating injuries of the cornea

J R Soc Med. 1992 Jun;85(6):322-3.


Four cases of perforating corneal injuries as a result of work-related injuries are presented. All were managed with a bandage contact lens and surgical intervention was avoided. Topical pilocarpine was used to free incarcerated iris in two cases. All patients received a course of broad-spectrum systemic antibiotics, and also used topical preservative-free chloramphenicol for the duration of contact lens wear. No lens related complications occurred. Final unaided visual acuities were the same or better than at presentation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Chloramphenicol / therapeutic use
  • Contact Lenses, Hydrophilic*
  • Corneal Injuries*
  • Eye Injuries, Penetrating / drug therapy
  • Eye Injuries, Penetrating / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Chloramphenicol