The clinical relevance of hydrogel lens water content

Efron, Nathan & Brennan, Noel A. (1987) The clinical relevance of hydrogel lens water content. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 4, pp. 9-14.


A knowledge of hydrogel lens dehydration is essential for practitioners in the understanding of lens behaviour on the eye. In this paper, we review ongoing studies which have been conducted at the Corneal Biophysics Laboratory documenting the stability of hydration of hydrogel contact lenses during normal wear and in response to experimentally induced environmental conditions. Consideration is given to techniques of measurement of water content, definitions of dehydration, patterns of dehydration during open and closed eye wear, and surface dehydration. The clinical implications of the findings are discussed.

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ID Code: 10819
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 1367-0484
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 1987 Elsevier
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 13:21

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