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Calcification of soft contact lenses in patient with dry eye and elevated calcium concentration in tears.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  832976     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Following radiotherapy for an extensive intraepithelial carcinoma of the conjunctiva and eyelid, a patient developed opacification of soft contact lenses used on the same side. Calcilm was demonstrated within the contact lenses by cytochemical methods and by energy-dispersive x-ray microanalysis. The phenomenon was associated with unilateral tear insufficiency and an elevated tear calcium level as determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometry.
G K Klintworth; J W Reed; H K Hawkins; P Ingram
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Investigative ophthalmology & visual science     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0146-0404     ISO Abbreviation:  Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci.     Publication Date:  1977 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-03-31     Completed Date:  1977-03-31     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703701     Medline TA:  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  158-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Calcium* / metabolism
Contact Lenses, Hydrophilic*
Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases / therapy*
Middle Aged
Optics and Photonics
Tears / metabolism*
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