Clinical trial of a patient-operated microwave care system for hydrogel contact lenses

Crabbe, A. and Thompson, P., 2001. Clinical trial of a patient-operated microwave care system for hydrogel contact lenses. Optometry and Vision Science, 78 (8), pp. 605-609. ISSN 1040-5488

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The clinical effects of a patient-operated system of microwave disinfection for soft contact lenses were assessed in a prospective pilot trial involving 103 patients who were drawn from five optometric practices. Fifty-six subjects used the test system for 1 month, and 13 subjects continued use for a total of 3 months. Both test and control subjects were examined for clinical signs using slitlamp tests. After 1 month, the incidence of all signs reported in the microwave group was not significantly greater than in the control group (p = 0.267), and the same was true after 3 months (p = 0.214). There was a significantly greater incidence of edema in the 1-month test group and of staining in the control group. UV spectroscopic examination of worn lenses from test subjects exhibiting significant signs did not show a higher level of deposition than on lenses worn by control subjects (p = 0.397).

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Optometry and Vision Science
Creators: Crabbe, A. and Thompson, P.
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Date: 2001
Volume: 78
Number: 8
ISSN: 1040-5488
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:53
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:06

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