The use of silicone hydrogel lenses in community practice to promote corneal re-epithelialisation

Silicone hydrogel lenses are becoming increasingly popular for recurrent corneal erosion.

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Most cases of recurrent corneal erosion will resolve within 5 days with minimal intervention required by the practitioner: in more recalcitrant cases a therapeutic contact lens device (TCLD) may be considered. As these lenses tend to be worn on an extended-wear basis, silicone hydrogel lenses are becoming more popular to meet the oxygen transmissibility requirements for this modality.

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