In vivo assessment of inflammatory cells in contact lens wearers

Alzahrani, Yahya A (2016) In vivo assessment of inflammatory cells in contact lens wearers. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Dissatisfaction with, and discontinuation from, contact lens wear is a source of major frustration and inconvenience to users, and a problem that is thought to cost the contact lens industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year. By directly and non-invasively monitoring inflammatory cells in the tissues at the front of the eye in symptomatic and asymptomatic lens wearers, the candidate has been able to demonstrate an inflammatory basis for contact lens discomfort. This finding may pave the way towards the development of strategies to make contact lenses more safe and afford greater levels of comfort.

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ID Code: 93576
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Efron, Nathan & Pritchard, Nicola
Keywords: Eye closure, Eye rubbing, Cornea, Conjunctiva, Langerhans cells, Laser scanning confocal microscopy, Lid wiper, Contact lens
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 20 Apr 2016 22:51
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 22:51

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