Contact Lenses as Therapeutic Systems

  • G. Calabria
  • F. Rathschuler
Part of the FIDIA Research Series book series (FIDIA, volume 11)


The use of contact lenses in treating conditions such as epithelial defects, corneal edema and dry eye syndromes has been extensively investigated. Contact lenses, by shielding the epithelium from the abrasive action of the lids, may avoid mechanical disruption of the ocular surface and aid its healing. Hydrophilic materials, acting as a fluid reservoir, are useful in dry eye syndromes when used in conjunction with frequent artificial tears instillation; sometimes they are also useful in mild degrees of corneal edema when applied in conjunction with hypertonic solutions.


Contact Lens Ocular Surface Corneal Edema Therapeutic System Ophthalmic Drug 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Calabria
    • 1
  • F. Rathschuler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of GenovaItaly

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