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Optometry. 2000 Jul;71(7):459-61.

Meibomian gland status and prevalence of giant papillary conjunctivitis in contact lens wearers.

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  • 1Optometry Services, Eglin Hospital, Eglin AFB, Florida, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical prevalence of Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) in an active contact lens wearing population.

METHODS:

One examiner observed 105 consecutive adapted contact lens patients over a 3-month period at a stateside USAF Regional Hospital Optometry Clinic. All eyes were graded for MGD and for GPC as described in the literature.

RESULTS:

Twenty-three patients were identified as having MGD. No patients had Meibomianitis and no patients in the study had GPC.

CONCLUSION:

Although a relationship between MGD and GPC has found its way into the ophthalmic literature, this study population reveals no relationship existent between these conditions in healthy and successful contact lens-wearing patients.

PMID:
15326900
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