Clinical findings associated with incomplete blinking in soft lens wearers

Collins, Michael J., Stahmer, David, & Pearson, Glenn (1989) Clinical findings associated with incomplete blinking in soft lens wearers. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 72, pp. 55-60.


We have investigated a number of clinical signs associated with incomplete blinking among wearers of soft contact lenses. The dehydration characteristics of the superior and inferior half of soft contact lenses were measured after they were worn by a group of subjects classified as incomplete blinkers and a group of control subjects. The incomplete blinking group demonstrated a significant decrease in the hydration level of the inferior half of the soft lenses compared with that in the control subjects. Consistent corneal straining of the inferior cornea was observed in the incomplete blinking group. This group also appears to suffer from a high incidence of adverse symptoms and more frequent lens surface deposits.

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ID Code: 869
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 0816-4622
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1989 Optometrists Association Australia
Deposited On: 21 Mar 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 06:34

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