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Do contact lens solutions stand the test of time? II The aging of salines

Carney, Leo G., Hill, Richard M., Barr, Joseph T., & Habenicht, Brenda L. (1990) Do contact lens solutions stand the test of time? II The aging of salines. Contact Lens Spectrum, 5(8), pp. 53-56.

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Abstract

The contact lens practitioner has at his disposal an extensive array of solutions to recommend to his patients. these solutions have a range of characteristics which could be thought of as suprisingly broad, but which are necessary to accommodate the different tolerances and needs of our patients. (1-2)

Within the various classes of contact lens solutions, salines might be expected to be the least complicated in their physio-chemical characteristics and the least likely to be a source of difficulties. Yet these selections do show a range of charcteristics, and the potential for incompatabilities is high since they can influence the integrity of both the contact lens itself (through their direct interaction with lens polymers) and the ocular tissues (through transfer into the eye with the contact lens). Even if an optimum initial selection of a saline solution is made, can we assume stability of the crucial charcteristics of the solution throughout the life of that solution?

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ID Code: 3311
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: l.carney@qut.edu.au
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ISSN: 0885-9175
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 1990 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Deposited On: 08 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 23:10

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