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The oxygen performance of contemporary hydrogel contact lenses

Morgan, Philip B. & Efron, Nathan (1998) The oxygen performance of contemporary hydrogel contact lenses. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 21(1), pp. 2-6.

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Abstract

The oxygen performance of a hydrogel contact lens is arguably its most important property when considering the possible physiological response of the eye. However, information about this aspect of a contact lens can frequently be difficult to obtain, and there are numerous pitfalls in the interpretation and application of the available data. This paper presents the oxygen permeability and oxygen transmissibility of 17 different lens types as measured by one technician in one laboratory across a short time interval. The clear relationship between water content and oxygen permeability is confirmed, and the transmissibilities of three lens types across a wide power range are reported.

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ID Code: 3399
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: n.efron@qut.edu.au
DOI: 10.1016/S1367-0484(98)80016-7
ISSN: 1367-0484
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 Elsevier
Deposited On: 09 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 02:16

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