Contact lens devices in the management of corneal and ocular surface disease

1 August 2008
Volume 09, Issue 3

A look at some of the wide range of conditions being managed using TCLDs.


In addition to optical indications, contact lens devices have a wide range of therapeutic applications in modern ophthalmology practice (Steele 2002). Optometrists and dispensing opticians working within an ophthalmology setting, either in a hospital clinic or in their practice, will encounter such cases on a regular basis. Such devices may be used to protect injured, diseased or dysfunctional tissue and to aid the return to a more normal anatomical and functional state.

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