Factors influencing the prescribing of hydrogel contact lenses
Efron, Nathan & Morgan, Philip B. (2009) Factors influencing the prescribing of hydrogel contact lenses. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 32, pp. 294-295.
Despite the current market popularity of silicone hydrogel contact lenses, conventional hydrogel lenses still represent a significant proportion of the overall contact lens market. Data gathered from annual UK contact lens fitting surveys over the past 13 years indicate that 64% of hydrogel lenses prescribed during this period were of low/medium water content (<60% water). Whereas, in the past, practitioners would choose the water content of a hydrogel lens to meet specific clinical needs, this choice appears today to be largely governed by product availability.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Publisher pdf removed to I: drive.|
|Keywords:||Contact lens, Soft lens, Hydrogel, Water content, Prescribing, Fitting, Survey|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Optometry and Ophthalmology not elsewhere classified (111399)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Elsevier.|
|Deposited On:||08 Jan 2010 14:32|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:08|
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