The effects of spherical and aspheric rigid gas permeable contact lens: Corneal curvature and topography changes

Shwallie, Joseph D., Barr, Joseph T., & Carney, Leo G. (1995) The effects of spherical and aspheric rigid gas permeable contact lens: Corneal curvature and topography changes. International Contact Lens Clinic, 22(3-4), pp. 67-79.

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of a rigid, posterior surface aspheric contact lens compared with a spherical contact lens. A total of 13 subjects were fitted with an aspheric lens in one eye and a spherical lens in the other eye and were evaluated for changes in corneal curvature and corneal topography over a 6 month period. The eyes fitted with the aspheric lenses demonstrated a trend for greater corneal flattening and a greater reduction in corneal toricity compared with their spherical counterparts. These results are believed to be related to differences in posterior sagittal lens depth, posterior surface design, mechanical molding effects, and vertical lens displacement.

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ID Code: 3156
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Aspheric contact lens, Rigid gas permeable, corneal topography, corneal curvature, mechanical molding
DOI: 10.1016/0892-8967(94)00002-X
ISSN: 0892-8967
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 1995 Elsevier
Deposited On: 30 Jan 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 13:10

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