Publication Details

This article was originally published as Cleary, T and Chan, K, Case Report - Corneal Ulceration Treated with Bandage Contact Lenses / Alternate title : Hermeneutics in Primary Care: Corneal Ulceration Treated with Bandage Contact Lenses, Illuminate, 9 December 2009, 23-28.


Bandage contact lens use in primary care optometry can be important for allowing people to live without painful effects of corneal disease. This particular case study describes the initial healing of ulceration with a bandage contact lens inserted and also the long term issues of recurrence of ulceration with cessation of lens wear and management of microbial keratoconjunctivitis with bandage lens wear. In an attempt to address holistic themes this paper utilises a hermeneutical approach to clinical judgement in a primary care setting.