Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the outcome of patients with filtering blebs who were fit with contact lenses. Methods: We retrospectively studied patients with filtering blebs secondary to glaucoma or cataract surgery who were fit with contact lenses. Eight eyes from seven patients were identified. Results: Five patients (six eyes) were fit with gas permeable contact lenses and two patients (two eyes) were fit with soft contact lenses. Successful fits were achieved in all patients. No complications were observed after a mean follow-up of 64.6±28.5 months. Conclusions: No significant complications were recorded in our series of patients with filtering blebs who were fit with contact lenses. We think that when indications for fitting contact lenses are justified, patients with filtering blebs are acceptable candidates for contact lens use. However, adequate selection of cases, careful contact lens fitting, patient education, and close follow-up are necessary.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Apr 1997|