Palpebral aperture sizes of rigid and soft contact lens wearers compared with nonwearers

Fonn, Desmond, Pritchard, Nicola, Garnett, Brian, & Davids, Leon (1996) Palpebral aperture sizes of rigid and soft contact lens wearers compared with nonwearers. Optometry and Vision Science, 73(3), pp. 211-214.

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Previous studies have shown that contact lens wear may affect palpebral aperture size (PAS). In this study, 74 wearers of rigid lenses were matched for sex and age with soft lens wearers and nonwearers. Partial face photographs were taken of all subjects, in the case of contact lens wearers, after lens removal. PAS was determined by measuring the resulting 35-mm transparencies on a Mitutoya profile projector. The mean PAS of the rigid lens wearers (9.76 +/- 0.99 mm) was found to be significantly smaller than that of the soft lens wearers (10.24 +/- 0.94 mm) and the nonwearers (10.10 +/- 1.11 mm) (p = 0.0154, analysis of variance). There was no significant difference between the PAS of soft lens wearers and nonwearers. This study supports the hypothesis that rigid lens wear causes a decrease in PAS.

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ID Code: 20565
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Accession Number: 8725026 Language: English. Date Revised: 20061115. Date Created: 19961209. Date Completed: 19961209. Update Code: 20081217. Publication Type: Comparative Study; Journal Article. Journal ID: 8904931. Publication Model: Print. Cited Medium: Print
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Keywords: blepharoptosis etiology, contact lenses adverse effects, hydrophilic adverse effects, eyelids physiopathology
ISSN: 1040-5488
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Deposited On: 25 May 2009 03:18
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 14:13

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