Efron Grading Scales for Contact Lens Complications, Butterworth-Heinemann

Efron, Nathan (1997) Efron Grading Scales for Contact Lens Complications, Butterworth-Heinemann.


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The Efron Grading Scales provide a standard clinical reference for describing the severity of contact lens complications. Professor Nathan Efron, international lecturer in the field of the ocular response to contact lens wear and author of over 500 scientific works, developed the unique scales. They provide practitioners with a simple method of ocular condition grading, against which any future tissue change may be assessed and therefore enabling choices as to the best course of action.

The 16 sets of grading images cover the key anterior ocular complications of contact lens wear. The conditions are illustrated in five stages of increasing severity from 0 to 4, with 'traffic light' colour banding from green (normal) to red (severe) - providing a simple and convenient aid for the optical professional.

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ID Code: 11856
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Additional Information: To obtain a free copy of the grading scale, in A1 poster size or as an A4 reference card, write to Efron Grading Scales, Professional Services Department, CooperVision, Aspect House, Hamble Lane, Hamble, Southampton SO31 4NH or email: orders@coopervision.co.uk
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 1997 Butterworth-Heinemann
Deposited On: 14 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2010 16:55

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