Adverse events and discontinuations with rigid and soft hyper Dk contact lenses used for continuous wear

Morgan, Philip B., Efron, Nathan, Maldonado-Codina, Carole, & Efron, Suzanne (2005) Adverse events and discontinuations with rigid and soft hyper Dk contact lenses used for continuous wear. Optometry And Vision Science, 82(6), pp. 528-535.


PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the relative clinical success of hypertransmissible rigid and soft contact lenses in terms of the rates of adverse events and clinical discontinuations. METHODS: One hundred subjects (50 experienced wearers and 50 neophytes) were fitted with either the Z-alpha lens (Menicon) or the Focus Night & Day lens (CIBA Vision), which were worn on a 30-day continuous wear basis. The rates of adverse events and clinical discontinuations were monitored over 12 months. RESULTS: There were 20 adverse events that were categorized as being serious or significant--four with rigid lenses and 16 with soft lenses (p = 0.003). There was no significant difference between the experienced (10) and the neophyte (10) groups (p = 1.00). There were 23 clinical discontinuations--13 with rigid lenses and 10 with soft lenses (p = 0.46). Fewer experienced wearers (five) discontinued than neophytes (18) (p = 0.002). CONCLUSIONS: Practitioners should anticipate fewer adverse events with rigid versus soft lenses prescribed for continuous wear. Experienced wearers are less likely to discontinue compared with neophytes.

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ID Code: 11061
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: rigid contact lens, silicone hydrogel contact lens, discontinuations, adverse events, continuous wear
ISSN: 1040-5488
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 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Deposited On: 29 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:29

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