Contentious issues in contact lenses

Efron, Nathan (2009) Contentious issues in contact lenses.

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Abstract

This lecture looks at 4 controversial issues in the world of contact lenses. The presentation will present an opinion on each of these issues. The issues covered are; ‘we don't need rigid lenses any more', ‘orthokeratology is a waste of time', ‘we should drop Dk in favour of flux' and ‘there is no such thing as CLPU'. The speaker will explain using research data why he agrees with each of these statements.

Learning Objectives:

To be aware of the market penetration of RGP lenses---- To understand the relative advantages and disadvantages of RGP and soft lenses---- To understand Orthokeratology and its limitations in refractive correction---- To understand oxygen flux as a measurement of corneal oxygenation and to be able to compare with dk/t---- To understand and be able to manage a range of corneal inflammatory response

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ID Code: 20634
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Lecture on compact disc. Relay Media, United Kingdom.
Keywords: contact lenses
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 03:44
Last Modified: 25 May 2009 03:44

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