The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.



Contact lens staining

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This patient with corneal vascularization as a result of congenital stem cell deficiency was given bandage contact lens to keep the eye comfortable. She was given topical chloramphenicol qds and betamethasone bd to prevent infection and to reduce inflammation. She failed to return for clinic visits for two months. When seen again, the contact lens was found to be cloudy as a result of stainings from preservatives. A new contact lens was given.


Contact lens staining resembling corneal ulcer.


Corneal neovascularization as a result of stem cell deficiency.


The anterior surface of the cloudy contact lens.


The inner surface of the cloudy contact lens.

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