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Use of bandage soft contact lens at the end of cataract surgery

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First Author: A.Figueiredo BRAZIL

Co Author(s):    P. Ferreira   F. Lopes   A. Dias   H. Zanardi           

Abstract Details


To investigate the safety and comfort of use of bandage soft contact lens (BSCL) at the end of uneventful conventional and femtosecond laser-assisted phacoemulsification.


UNIVALI- UNIVERSIDADE DO VALE DO ITAJAI- SANTA CATARINA, BRAZIL Oftalmos- Hospital da Visao, Santa Catarina, Brazil.


Sixty consecutive patients had uneventful bilateral cataract surgery by the same surgeon. Thirty patients had femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery and thirty had conventional phacoemulsification. In all patients, at the end of the procedure, the first treated eye received a drop of moxifloxacin and dexamethasone. The fellow eye received in addition a BSCL, kept in the eye for 3-4 days. Safety measures included adverse events and biomicroscopic findings. Patients completed a close-ended questionnaire on satisfaction with analgesia and comfort during 1 month postoperatively. Statistical significance was determined using the Kruskal-Wallis 1-way analysis of variance on ranks test.


Patient demographics were similar between groups. There was a slightly higher incidence of corneal edema at the first postoperative day in eyes with a BSCL. There was no significant difference in corneal haze between the eyes with or without contact lens 3 days after the procedure. The level of comfort was significantly higher when the contact lens was used.


Although a slightly increased corneal edema at the first day, the safety of the use of a BSCL at the end of cataract surgery appears to be safe. The majority of patients experienced better postoperative comfort from the application of a BSCL. Additionally, contact lenses could potentially also be used to deliver medications to the eye after a cataract surgery. 

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