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Compliance with care and maintenance procedures amongst contact lens wearers

Collins, Michael J. & Carney, Leo G. (1986) Compliance with care and maintenance procedures amongst contact lens wearers. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 69(5), pp. 174-177.

Abstract

One hundred consecutively presenting contact lens wearers were questioned about the procedures used in the care and maintenance of their contact lenses and were asked to demonstrate their use of those procedures. The clinic records of the patients were then analysed for the occurrence of signs and symptoms that were potentially related to non-compliance with instructions and procedures, and that could not otherwise be explained. At least one aspect of non-compliant behaviour was seen in 74% of patients. This non-compliance could be correlated with the occurrence of signs indicating potential wearing problems. In particular, specific aspects of non-compliance were associated with the increased incidence of corneal epithelial staining and lens surface deposits. Improvements in the level of patient compliance with instructions is likely to bring about increased patient success with contact lens wear.

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ID Code: 3079
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: l.carney@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: compliance, contact lenses surface deposits corneal epithelial staining extended wear
ISSN: 0816-4622
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
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1986 Optometrists Association Australia
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2006
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:29

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