2. Contact lens care and ocular surface homeostasis

Efron, Nathan, Brennan, Noel A., Bright, Frank V., Glasgow, Ben J., Jones, Lyndon W., Sullivan, David A., Tomlinson, Alan, & Zhang, Jinzhong (2013) 2. Contact lens care and ocular surface homeostasis. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 36 (Sup 1), s9-s13.

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The early focus of contact lens wear and ocular health was on oxygen delivery. However, as we learn more about how the eye works, and investigate how the contact lens interacts with the cornea, the role of the tear film has risen in prominence. A healthy tear film is critical for normal ocular homeostasis, and abnormalities of the tear film are the primary cause of dry eye. In order to improve patient eye health and comfort during lens wear, we need to further elucidate the relationship among contact lenses, contact lens solutions, the tear film, and the corneal epithelium, and find ways to maintain homeostasis of the ocular surface. In this section, we review the latest data and opinions on this complex relationship between contact lenses and lens care solutions

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ID Code: 67426
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Presented in : Global Contact Lens Care Summit Report & Key Clinical Takeaways. Nathan Efron as the Moderator.
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Keywords: Contact Lens Solutions/chemistry/*pharmacology, Contact Lenses/*adverse effects, Cornea/*chemistry/*drug effects, Dry Eye Syndromes/*etiology/*prevention & control, Homeostasis, Humans, Tears/*chemistry
DOI: 10.1016/S1367-0484(13)60004-1
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
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Deposited On: 17 Feb 2014 22:20
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2014 03:50

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