Boston IV: How much pump? How much permeability

Ranft, James R., Hill, Richard M., & Carney, Leo G. (1998) Boston IV: How much pump? How much permeability. Contact Lens Spectrum, 4(12), pp. 25-27.

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The most fundamental premise of RGP materials has been that they reduce the corneas dependancy for oxygen on the lid/lens tear pump. Yet, evidence that this is really happening has been largely indirect, eg. through the nonoccurences of visible oedema, or a lesser degree of swelling measurable by pachometry. But what part of corneal relief from hypoxia does come from lens permeability, and what part comes from the lens pump.

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ID Code: 3300
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 0885-9175
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 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Deposited On: 08 Feb 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:30

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