QUT ePrints

Efron Grading Scales for Contact Lens Complications (Millennium Edition), Butterworth-Heinemann

Efron, Nathan (2000) Efron Grading Scales for Contact Lens Complications (Millennium Edition), Butterworth-Heinemann.

This is the latest version of this eprint.

Abstract

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.

Impact and interest:

Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

3,765 since deposited on 14 Jan 2008
905 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 11857
Item Type: Other
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 2000 Nathan Efron/Butterworth-Heinemann
Deposited On: 14 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:53

Available Versions of this Item

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page