After a Boston keratoprosthesis (KPro) implantation, many patients are prescribed extended-wear soft contact lenses to protect the cornea and minimize complications such as infections, epithelial defects and stromal melt. However, these lenses are usually standard for every patient, and clinicians do not evaluate the fit. One study found that merely five out of 16 patients ...
Influenced by clinical feedback that discomfort is the number one cause of dropout, the latest contact lenses have evolved significantly to improve ocular comfort. Researchers have been trying to improve comfort by increasing water content, decreasing the modulus, lowering contact angle hysteresis and adding surface coatings and plasma treatments. They are also unsure if lubricity is the ...
Eye care professionals battle contact lens discomfort (CLD) management on a daily basis. According to one survey about discontinuation of contact lens wear, 45% of those surveyed dropped out of wear within the first year, and 47% cited discomfort as the primary reason for dropping out. Studies show that nearly 15% to 30% of contact lens wearers drop out each year. One ...
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