Oxygen tension beneath contact lenses under the closed eyelid: human eye measurements
Efron, Nathan & Carney, Leo G. (1981) Oxygen tension beneath contact lenses under the closed eyelid: human eye measurements. American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics, 58(10), pp. 806-809.
An equivalent oxygen technique was used to measure the level of oxygen beneath one daily wear lens (HEMA) and two extended wear lenses (Permalens and Gelflex 75) under the closed lid of the in vivo human eye. The cornea responded as if it was in an anoxic environment with the HEMA lens, whereas the extended wear lenses resulted in responses just beneath the level of the Mandell-Farrell limit. These findings are compared with model predictions, and their physiological consequences are discussed.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Contact Lenses, Hydrophilic, Cornea/, physiology, Adult, Eyelids, Humans, Oxygen Consumption|
|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 1981 American Academy of Optometry|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||25 Jan 2006|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 22:29|
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