Lid massage and symptoms of dryness in soft contact lens wearers
We have compared the efficacy of an in-eye lubricant and lid massage (gently massaging the surface of the lens through the upper lid) in a group of 13 soft lens wearers who regularly suffer from symptoms of dryness. Subjects used each technique for 1 week in a crossover study and recorded in a diary the symptoms experienced, duration of relief from symptoms, and improvement in vision, and, at the end of the study, they made a choice of preferred technique. Most subjects found longest relief from symptoms following use of the in-eye lubricant; however, the majority preferred to continue using the lid-massage technique alone or in combination with the in-eye lubricant. At a follow-up 1 year later, the majority of subjects continued to use lid massage to relieve dryness symptoms. We suggest that lid massage can provide a useful supplementary technique for many soft contact lens wearers who experience symptoms of dryness.
Author Keywords: Author Keywords: Dryness; contact lenses; lid massage; lens lubricants; tear
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Michael Collins, email: firstname.lastname@example.org,.au|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1992 Elsevier|
|Deposited On:||01 Jul 2005|
|Last Modified:||15 Jan 2009 16:39|
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