Corneal aberration changes after rigid gas permeable contact lens wear in keratokonic patients

Shokrollahzadeh, F. and Hashemi, H. and Jafarzadehpur, E. and Mirzajani, A. and Khabazkhoob, M. and Yekta, A. and Asgari, S. (2016) Corneal aberration changes after rigid gas permeable contact lens wear in keratokonic patients. Journal of Current Ophthalmology, 28 (4). pp. 194-198.

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Purpose To determine the short-term effect of rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses on corneal aberrations in keratoconic patients. Method Sixteen keratoconic eyes with no history of RGP lens wear were included. They all had corneal aberrometry using Pentacam, and different aberration indices of the anterior and posterior surfaces of the cornea were measured before and 3 months after fitting RGP lenses. The effect of baseline parameters on these changes was tested in univariate and multiple models. Results Total aberrations and individual Zernike coefficients did not show statistically significant changes after using RGP lenses. Although not statistically significant, vertical coma decreased in the anterior (p = 0.073) and posterior surface (p = 0.095). Relationships that remained statistically significant in the multiple model were between baseline central corneal thickness and changes in total higher order aberrations and anterior 4th order astigmatism 0°, and between baseline 2nd order astigmatism 45° and its changes. Conclusion In this study, corneal aberrations remained unchanged 3 months after wearing RGP contact lens. Further studies with sufficient samples in different groups of keratoconus severity or baseline aberrations are needed to obtain more accurate results. © 2016 Iranian Society of Ophthalmology

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :2 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Jafarzadehpur, E.; Department of Optometry, School of Rehabilitation Science, Iran University of Medical SciencesIran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aberrometry Keratoconus Pentacam Rigid gas permeable contact lens adult Article astigmatism clinical article cornea disease cornea thickness disease severity female gas permeable contact lens human male ophthalmic camera
Subjects: WW Ophthalmology
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib4 lib4
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2020 10:15
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2020 10:15

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