In vivo dehydration of disposable (Acuvue) contact lenses

Brennan, Noel A., Lowe, Russell, Efron, Nathan, & Harris, Michael G. (1990) In vivo dehydration of disposable (Acuvue) contact lenses. Optometry and Vision Science, 67(3), pp. 201-203.


The in vivo dehydration of the Acuvue disposable contact lens was measured in six subjects using a contact lens refractometer. On average, the lenses dehydrated 6.2 +/- 1.9% after 20 min and 10.2 +/- 3.9% after 6 h of wear. The magnitude of dehydration is greater than has been reported for other hydrogel lens types of similar water content. This information may assist practitioners in the interpretation of clinical signs pertaining to lens behavior and associated patient symptoms.

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ID Code: 3368
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Disposable Equipment, Contact Lenses, Hydrophilic/, standards, Water/, analysis, Adult, Evaluation Studies, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Refractometry, Research Support, Non, U, S, Gov't
ISSN: 1040-5488
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 1990 Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 13:21

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