Estimation of corneal endothelial pump function in long-term contact lens wearers.

PURPOSE To study the effects of long-term contact lens wear on morphologic and physiologic properties of corneal endothelial cells. METHODS The endothelial permeability to fluorescein and the rate of corneal deswelling from hypoxia-induced edema were measured in 20 long-term (mean, 17+/-9 years; range, 5-33 years) contact lens wearers and 20 age-matched… CONTINUE READING