The biomechanics of keratoconus and rigid contact lenses.

@article{Mcmonnies2005TheBO,
  title={The biomechanics of keratoconus and rigid contact lenses.},
  author={Charles W. Mcmonnies},
  journal={Eye & contact lens},
  year={2005},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={80-92}
}
PURPOSE To examine aspects of the genesis and progression of keratoconus through an analysis of the biomechanical forces associated with this condition, including those generated by rigid contact lenses. METHODS The biomechanics of applanation tonometry and rigid contact lenses serve as a basis for examining contact lens adherence and the potential for contact lens induced mid peripheral corneal applanation and apical molding with apical clearance fittings. DISCUSSION Some physiologic and… CONTINUE READING

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