The Effects of Fenestrating Soft Contact Lenses on Corneal Swelling: A Re-Examination

Brennan, Noel A., Efron, Nathan, & Carney, Leo G. (1986) The Effects of Fenestrating Soft Contact Lenses on Corneal Swelling: A Re-Examination. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 69(3), pp. 120-123.



Previous studies have suggested that central corneal oedema during hydrogel lens wear can be reduced by placing peripheral fenestrations in the lens. In this study, optical pachometry was used to monitor central and peripheral corneal swelling in response to a peripherally fenestrated hydrogel lens. The experiment was conducted in a double-masked, randomised manner on 10 unadapted subjects. Fenestrations did not alter central corneal oedema, but peripheral corneal oedema was reduced by 34% (p < 0.001). Fenestrations may therefore provide a useful strategy for minimising lens-induced corneal oedema. Clinical trials with fenestrated lenses are now indicated.

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ID Code: 3080
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: hydrogel contact lenses, corneal oedema corneal edema fenestrations
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 1986 Optometrists Association Australia
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 13:21

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