Grading scales for contact lens complications

Efron, Nathan (1998) Grading scales for contact lens complications. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 18(2), pp. 182-186.

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Grading scales have been developed to assist practitioners in recording the level of severity of ocular complications of contact lens wear. Eight common complications are depicted in five levels of severity--from grade 0 (normal) to grade 4 (severe). The intersubject variance in grading was determined to be 1.0 scale units, which by coincidence concurs exactly with the key design strategy of the grading scales that each grading step of 1.0 corresponds to a clinically significant difference in severity.

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ID Code: 3398
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details:
Keywords: Contact Lenses/, adverse effects, Eye Injuries/, etiology, Eye/pathology, Eye Injuries/classification, Eye Injuries/pathology, Humans, Reference Values
DOI: 10.1046/j.1475-1313.2001.00575.x
ISSN: 0275-5408
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 1998 Blackwells Publishing
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Deposited On: 09 Feb 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 19 May 2010 15:54

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