The effect of long-term wear of soft lenses of low and high oxygen transmissibility on the corneal epithelium

@article{Jalbert2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of long-term wear of soft lenses of low and high oxygen transmissibility on the corneal epithelium},
  author={Isabelle Jalbert and Deborah F. Sweeney and Fiona Jane Stapleton},
  journal={Eye},
  year={2009},
  volume={23},
  pages={1282-1287}
}
PurposeTo measure the effects of long-term wear of soft lenses of low and high oxygen transmissibility (Dk) on basal epithelial appearance and epithelial thickness.MethodsSixty-three subjects were enroled in a cross-sectional study. Seventeen high Dk lens wearers and 24 low Dk lens wearers who had worn lenses on an extended wear basis for more than 3 years (range: 3–22) were compared to a group of 22 age-matched subjects who had never worn contact lenses. Cell regularity and the intensity of… CONTINUE READING