Contact lenses can induce stromal thinning
We examined 27 patients who had worn high water content hydrogel contact lenses in one eye only for an average of 62 ± 29 months (means ± SD). The stroma of the lens-wearing eye was found to be significantly thinner (p < 0.05) than that of the contralateral eye after lens-induced oedema was allowed to subside. Recovery had not occurred after 33 days. We conclude that contact lenses can induce stromal thinning.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||The contents of this journal from 1998 to 2005 can be freely accessed online via the journal's web page (see link).|
|Keywords:||Hydrogel contact lens, extended wear, stromal thinning|
|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 1988 Optometrists Association Australia|
|Deposited On:||27 Nov 2007|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2011 17:43|
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