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Contact lens warpage

Lost but found

Christy, Josephine; Gurnani, Bharat; Kaur, Kirandeep; Moutappa, Fredrick

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Indian Journal of Ophthalmology: August 2020 - Volume 68 - Issue 8 - p 1662
doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2034_19
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A 66-year-old male presented with the gradual diminution of vision in the right eye (OD). The previous treatment record revealed lamellar flap wash with bandage contact lens placement in the OD 1 year back. On examination, the best-corrected visual acuity in OD was 20/200. Cornea revealed concentric wavy distortions underneath a hydrogel soft contact lens [Fig. 1a]. The patient was not aware of the contact lens. After the lens removal, cornea resumed normal shape within 3 weeks [Fig. 1b]. This is a rare case of gross corneal surface warpage.[1] The change in corneal contour may be the result of either mechanical deformation, chronic metabolic insult, or a combination of these.[2]

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Figure 1:
(a) Right eye anterior segment photography showing wavy distortion of cornea suggestive of corneal warpage due to hydrogel soft contact lens. (b) Right eye anterior segment photography 3 weeks later showing complete resolution of corneal warpage

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1. Schornack M. Hydrogel contact lens induced corneal warpage Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2003;26:153–9
2. Asbell PA, Wasserman D. Contact lens-induced corneal warpage Int Ophthalmol Clin. 1991;31:121–6
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