The effects of hard and soft contact lenses on the corneal endothelium.


We examined the morphologic characteristics of the corneal endothelium in three groups of contact lens wearers: those who had used daily-wear soft contact lenses for an average of 6.3 years, long-term (greater than 20 years) users of hard contact lenses, and former users of hard contact lenses who had worn them for an average of 9.6 years but who had… (More)