Objective and subjective assessing efficacy of a lubricating drop in eyes wearing silicone hydrogel contact lenses

Asharlous, A. and Mirzajani, A. and Jafarzadehpur, E. and KhabazKhoob, M. and Ostadimoghaddam, H. (2016) Objective and subjective assessing efficacy of a lubricating drop in eyes wearing silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Journal of Current Ophthalmology, 28 (2). pp. 69-74.

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Purpose: To investigate the effect of a lubricating drop on optical quality, tear film stability, and subjective symptoms in individuals wearing silicone hydrogel contact lens. Methods: In this one-day, prospective single-center clinical study, Pre-lens Tear Deformation Time (PL-TDT), Root-Mean-Square (RMS) of Low Order Aberrations (LOA) and High Order Aberrations (HOA), individual twelve Zernike coefficients, and subjective symptoms were assessed in 43 volunteers (mean age 19.58 ± 1.63, 86 eyes) at 6 h after inserting the contact lens and then at 60 min after instilling a lubricating drop (Comfort drops, Avizor, Madrid-Spain). Results: PL-TDT, LOA-RMS, and HOA-RMS values measured before drop instillation were not significantly different with those measured after drop. None of the Zernike coefficients were significantly different after instilling lubricating drop. Statistically significant decrement in both frequency and severity values in blurry vision, dryness, discomfort, burning, itching, foreign body sensation, excessive blinking, and lacrimation were seen after drop instillation (all P < 0.05). Conclusion: Our results showed that although the lubricating drop did not improve the tear film stability and optical quality in the silicone hydrogel contact lens wearers, subjects experienced a subjective improvement. © 2016 Iranian Society of Ophthalmology.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :1 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Asharlous, A.No. 37/6, Arghavan 3 St., Donyamali Ave., Andisheh phase 1, Iran; email: Asharlous.a@iums.ac.ir
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lubricating drop Silicone hydrogel contact lens Symptom Tear Deformation Time Wavefront aberrations artificial tear adult Article blurred vision clinical effectiveness contact lens controlled study female human human experiment hydrogel knee lubrication male optical quality outcome assessment pre lens tear deformation time prospective study tear film visual system parameters young adult
Subjects: WW Ophthalmology
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib4 lib4
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 06:32
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 06:32
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/12927

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