Contact lenses can induce stromal thinning

Holden, Brien A., Sweeney, Deborah F., Efron, Nathan, Vannas, Antti, & Nilsson, Klas T. (1988) Contact lenses can induce stromal thinning. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 71(4), pp. 109-113.


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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ID Code: 10930
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Hydrogel contact lens, extended wear, stromal thinning
ISSN: 0816-4622
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 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:43

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