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Morphology of corneal nerves in soft contact lens wear. A comparative study using confocal microscopy

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dc.contributor.author Oliveira-Soto, Laura
dc.contributor.author Efron, Nathan
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-25T08:51:59Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-25T08:51:59Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Oliveira-Soto, L., & Efron, N. (2003). Morphology of corneal nerves in soft contact lens wear. A comparative study using confocal microscopy. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 23(2), 163-174. spa
dc.identifier.issn 02755408
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/5670
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate corneal innervation in soft contact lens wearers using the Tomey Confoscan confocal microscope (40x/0.75 objective lens). Three distinct age- and sex-matched subject groups were involved, including extended soft (hydrogel and silicone-hydrogel) contact lens wearers, overnight soft (hydrogel) contact lens wearers, and non contact lens wearers. A number of variables were objectively measured, subjectively evaluated, or graded in order to investigate the distribution and morphology of corneal nerves. For most of the evaluated parameters, no statistically significant differences were found. However, qualitative observations showed noticeable differences in corneal nerve appearance among the different subject groups; the degree of corneal oedema was suggested as the main causative factor. In conclusion, neither the short-term (overnight wear) nor the long-term (12-month extended wear) soft contact lens wear appeared to affect the morphology and/or distribution of corneal nerves as viewed with confocal microscopy. spa
dc.description.sponsorship SIN FINANCIACIÓN spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.title Morphology of corneal nerves in soft contact lens wear. A comparative study using confocal microscopy spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 1.016 JCR (2003) Q3, 24/41 Ophthalmology spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.1046/j.1475-1313.2003.00106.x
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Oftalmología spa
dc.subject.uem Lentes de contacto spa
dc.subject.uem Cornea spa
dc.subject.unesco Oftalmología spa
dc.subject.unesco Óptica spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1475-1313.2003.00106.x spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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