Hydrogel contact lens dehydration and oxygen transmissibility.

  • Efron N
  • Morgan P
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Abstract

Oxygen transmissibility is a key determinant of the physiological response of the cornea to contact lens wear. Because transmissibility is related to hydrogel water content, we conducted a study to determine the change in water content during lens wear and to quantify the impact any such change would have on transmissibility.

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  • Contact Lenses, Hydrophilic
  • Desiccation
  • Humans
  • Hydrogel
  • Oxygen
  • Oxygen: metabolism
  • Permeability
  • Polarography
  • Water
  • Water: metabolism

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Authors

  • N Efron

  • P B Morgan

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