Are hypoxia or modulus causes of contact lens-associated keratitis?

Efron, Nathan & Morgan, Philip B. (2009) Are hypoxia or modulus causes of contact lens-associated keratitis? Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 92(4), pp. 329-330.

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Abstract

In this, the 10th anniversary of the introduction of silicone hydrogel contact lenses onto the market, it is perhaps timely to attempt to reconcile the apparently disparate results from different authors in relation to the incidence of keratitis with silicone hydrogel lenses and indeed, with contact lenses in general.

In attempting to understand the findings of these various studies, we propose that consideration be given to the competing effects of an improved physiological response due to increased corneal oxygenation with these lenses versus their mechanical impact...

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ID Code: 67456
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1111/j.1444-0938.2009.00381.x
ISSN: 0816-4622
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 23:12
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 23:41

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