Simple measurement of oxygen transmissibility
Efron, Nathan & Brennan, Noel A. (1985) Simple measurement of oxygen transmissibility. Australian Journal of Optometry, 68(1), pp. 27-35.
This paper describes a simple, in-office procedure for measuring the oxygen transmissibility (DK/L) of hydrogel contact lenses. The procedure involves measuring lens thickness with an electrical micrometer and lens water content using a hand refractometer. A graph is provided so that the lens DK/L can be derived from these two parameters. A protocol for in-office DK/L measurement is presented and the application of this procedure to patient management is discussed.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Hydrogel contact lens, lens thickness, average thickness, electrical micrometer, lens water content, hand refractometer, oxygen transmissibility, cornea, clinical technique|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1985 Optometrists Association Australia|
|Deposited On:||19 Nov 2007 00:00|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2011 13:21|
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