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Eye Contact Lens. 2009 Jul;35(4):176-80. doi: 10.1097/ICL.0b013e3181a7bda1.

Prevalence of contact lens-related complications: UCLA contact lens study.

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Meredith W. Morgan University Eye Center, University of California at Berkeley, 94720-2020, USA. juliefy@gmail.com

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This study is a cross-sectional analysis of the types and prevalence of contact lens (CL)-related complications among CL wearing patients seen in a university clinic setting.

METHODS:

Data on CL material and design, care system, and ocular complications were recorded and statistically analyzed for CL wearers.

RESULTS:

Of the 572 patients (846 eyes) recruited during the study, approximately 50% of the eyes had at least one CL-related complication. Rigid gas permeable (GP) CLs had a statistically lower (P<0.01) average number of complications (0.54 +/- 0.68) than soft contact lenses (SCLs) (0.85 +/- 0.82). Papillae and giant papillary conjunctivitis were the most prevalent complications in both GP and SCL wearers. Silicone SCLs (0.79 +/- 0.76) had a slightly lower, although not statistically different (P=0.23), rate of complication than nonsilicone SCLs (0.90 +/- 0.87). Although not statistically significant (P=0.29), extended wear CL use had a higher complication rate (0.93 +/- 0.84) compared with daily wear (0.73 +/- 0.79). Use of "other" solution, including generic and private label solutions, had the highest rate of complications for both SCLs (1.11 +/- 1.27) and GPs (0.96 +/- 0.93) compared with name brand solutions.

CONCLUSIONS:

The prevalence of CL-related complications, regardless of lens design, material, and wear modality, highlights the importance of early detection with appropriate professional management and treatment.

PMID:
19474751
DOI:
10.1097/ICL.0b013e3181a7bda1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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