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The disposable contact lens: a new concept in extended wear.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3147819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Due to reports of severe eye infections associated with the extended wear of soft contact lenses, this once-popular mode of contact lens wear has fallen into disrepute and been abandoned by many fitters and patients. Recently, an extended wear disposable contact lens was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The lenses are designed to be worn continuously for one to two weeks and then discarded. A new pair is then inserted. This approach holds the potential to increase the safety, convenience, comfort, and quality of vision possible in extended wear. Clinical studies are presented in support of this position. I found this disposable contact lens to be a safe and convenient way to re-introduce extended wear.
E Gruber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The CLAO journal : official publication of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, Inc     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0733-8902     ISO Abbreviation:  CLAO J     Publication Date:    1988 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-04-13     Completed Date:  1989-04-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302065     Medline TA:  CLAO J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Rochester School of Medicine, NY.
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MeSH Terms
Astigmatism / therapy
Contact Lenses, Extended-Wear*
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Disposable Equipment*
Middle Aged
Patient Compliance
Risk Factors

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