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The use of therapeutic soft contact bandage lenses in the dog and the cat: a series of 41 cases

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  • S. M. Bossuyt

Abstract

The objective of this case series was to illustrate in which cases soft contact bandage lenses can be used in the dog and the cat and how beneficial they are, supported by the literature. The benefit of the lenses was determined by how long the lenses stayed in place and if they contributed to the comfort of the patient. The average time the contact lenses stayed in place in both the dog and the cat was 9.8 days. Premature lens loss was seen in a limited number of cases (7% of the cases). Soft contact bandage lenses provided comfort and protection either in the initial healing phase, until the ulcer had healed (in cases of superficial corneal ulceration or cases of corneal ulceration with a limited stromal defect) or until surgery was performed (nasal trichiasis, entropion). In cases of corneal dystrophy, increased comfort for the patient was reported.

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Bossuyt, S., (2016) “The use of therapeutic soft contact bandage lenses in the dog and the cat: a series of 41 cases”, Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 85(6), p.343-348. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/vdt.v85i6.16308

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Published on
27 Dec 2016
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