Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2006 Mar;29(1):25-30. Epub 2006 Jan 31.

Dryness symptoms among an unselected clinical population with and without contact lens wear.

Author information

1
Indiana University, School of Optometry, Bloomington, USA. robinchamloers@mindspring.com

Abstract

Dry Eye Questionnaire (DEQ) and Contact Lens Dry Eye Questionnaire (CLDEQ) from unselected eye care patients (including current, former and non-contact lens wearers) were analyzed to contrast dryness symptoms among patients with and without contact lenses. Contact lens wearers reported a higher incidence of intense symptoms, especially late in the day (12.7% AM versus 41.1% PM, p < 0.0001), that diminished when they removed lenses (p = 0.0001). Dryness intensity was not correlated with gender and was inversely correlated with age among contact lens wearers, differing significantly from the pattern among non-lens wearers. Contact lens related dryness differs from dry eye among non-lens wearers.

PMID:
16448840
DOI:
10.1016/j.clae.2005.12.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Support Center