The oxygen permeability of rigid gas permeable contact lenses: Reaching a consensus

Efron, Nathan, Brennan, Noel A., & Holden, Brien A. (1987) The oxygen permeability of rigid gas permeable contact lenses: Reaching a consensus. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 4, pp. 62-66.


Over the past two years, significant advances have been made in our understanding of the proper experimental methods and analytical procedures for deriving the intrinsic oxygen permeability (Dk) of rigid and soft contact lens materials. This paper traces, in chronological sequence, the vigorous scientific discussions which have emerged from the solid foundations of contact lens Dk theory laid down by Professor Irving Fatt. The inevitable merging of the optometric and chemical engineering literature has brought us to the point where the true intrinsic Dk of contact lens materials can be derived. Efforts are currently under way to develop and distribute a standard set of contact lenses with a view to constructing a universally acceptable framework for evaluating contact lens oxygen permeability.

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ID Code: 10820
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 14:42

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