Tear pH: Hydrophilic lenses and the closed eye
On a previous study of tear pH and the unfitted eye it was found that prolonged eye closure (i.e. overnight) resulted in a significant shift in the acid direction in 22 of the 23 patients measured.1 With the advent of continuous wear regimens, does the added presence of a hydrophilic contact lens sigificantly affect tear acidity under prolonged closed eye conditions? Is there enough of an acid shift to alter the fitting or optical characteristics of a lens?
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Keywords:||continuous wear, extended wear, tear|
|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 1976 Elsevier|
|Deposited On:||31 Jan 2006|
|Last Modified:||15 Jan 2009 16:54|
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