Clinical ScienceTreatment of Recurrent Corneal Erosion by Extended-wear Bandage Contact LensFraunfelder, Frederick W MD; Cabezas, Mauricio MDAuthor Information From the Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR. Received for publication September 1, 2009; revision received May 10, 2010; accepted May 12, 2010. Supported in part by an unrestricted grant to Casey Eye Institute from Research to Prevent Blindness, New York, NY. Reprints: Frederick W. Fraunfelder, Casey Eye Institute Cornea Service, 3375 SW Terwilliger Boulevard, Portland, OR 97239-4197 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Cornea: February 2011 - Volume 30 - Issue 2 - p 164-166 doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e3181e84689 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose: To assess the efficacy of using a bandage contact lens (BCL) for 3 months for recurrent corneal erosions (RCE) to facilitate epithelial adhesion. Methods: Retrospective study of patients presented to the Casey Eye Institute (Portland, OR) with RCE after failing at least 6 weeks of medical lubrication therapy. Subjects were treated with an extended-wear BCL for 3 months and then followed for approximately 1 year. The main outcome measure was recurrence of RCE. Best-corrected visual acuity was measured before and after BCL therapy. Results: From the 12 patients studied, 9 (75%) had no recurrence of RCE after approximately 1 year of follow-up. Three subjects had subjective complaints of recurrent erosion during the follow-up period with 1 of these 3 subjects having objective findings of a recurrent erosion. Conclusions: Three-month BCL treatment is a safe and effective medical therapy with a relatively low recurrence rate of RCE. Copyright © 2011 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.