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Corneal response to thick and thin hydrophilic lenses.

Authors
  • Bradley, W
  • Schoessler, J P
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of optometry and physiological optics
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1979
Volume
56
Issue
7
Pages
414–421
Identifiers
PMID: 517632
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Thick and thin hydrophilic lenses with otherwise similar parameters were worn by patients for a period of 6 months. The thicker lenses produced greater changes in corneal sensitivity and thickness during the course of adaptation and wear than did the thinner lenses. Chronic edema levels of 3--4% were noted with the thick lenses. Changes in corneal power for each lens group were not significant. Thin hydrophilic lenses seemed to produce less upset of normal corneal physiology over the course of the 6-month wearing period.

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