Effects of long-term contact lens wear on the corneal endothelium.

@article{Setl1998EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of long-term contact lens wear on the corneal endothelium.},
  author={Kirsi Set{\"a}l{\"a} and Kristoffer Vasara and Eija T Vesti and P J Ruusuvaara},
  journal={Acta ophthalmologica Scandinavica},
  year={1998},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={299-303}
}
PURPOSE To analyze the long-term effects of soft and hard (PMMA) contact lenses (CL) on the human corneal endothelium. METHODS One hundred and one contact lens wearers with > or =10 years' wearing time and 50 healthy control subjects were examined with specular microscope. RESULTS The mean corneal endothelial cell densities of the CL wearers (2846 cells/mm2) and of the control eyes (2940 cells/mm2) differed by 94 cells/mm2 (p<0.05). The mean values for the coefficient of variation (CV… CONTINUE READING

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