Extended-Wear Soft Contact Lenses for Aphakic Correction

Neil F. Martin, Gregory P. Kracher, Walter J. Stark, A. Edward Maumenee

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Abstract

Evaluation of an extended-wear perfilcon A soft contact lens (Permalens) in 299 eyes of 244 patients showed that 266 eyes (89%) were successfully fitted and wore the lenses without important complications (mean follow-up, 23 months; range, four to 48 months). Use of the lens in 33 eyes was discontinued because of transient lens-related problems. “Overcorrected" acuity of 6/12 (20/40) or better (with spectacles plus the contact lens) was achieved in all patients who were without vitreous, retinal, or optic nerve disease. Seventy-six percent of patients could wear the lens for longer than one-month intervals, and 30% removed the lens at four- to six-month intervals. There were no cases of infectious corneal ulcers or scarring or permanent visual loss. Our more limited experience with lidofilcon B lenses (Sauflon PW) (24 eyes) and the silicone lenses (Silsoft) (25 eyes) also showed beneficial results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-41
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume101
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983

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Extended-Wear Contact Lenses
Hydrophilic Contact Lens
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Crystalline Lens
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Silicones
Cicatrix

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Martin, N. F., Kracher, G. P., Stark, W. J., & Maumenee, A. E. (1983). Extended-Wear Soft Contact Lenses for Aphakic Correction. Archives of Ophthalmology, 101(1), 39-41. https://doi.org/10.1001/archopht.1983.01040010041003

Extended-Wear Soft Contact Lenses for Aphakic Correction. / Martin, Neil F.; Kracher, Gregory P.; Stark, Walter J.; Maumenee, A. Edward.

In: Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 101, No. 1, 1983, p. 39-41.

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Martin, NF, Kracher, GP, Stark, WJ & Maumenee, AE 1983, 'Extended-Wear Soft Contact Lenses for Aphakic Correction', Archives of Ophthalmology, vol. 101, no. 1, pp. 39-41. https://doi.org/10.1001/archopht.1983.01040010041003
Martin, Neil F. ; Kracher, Gregory P. ; Stark, Walter J. ; Maumenee, A. Edward. / Extended-Wear Soft Contact Lenses for Aphakic Correction. In: Archives of Ophthalmology. 1983 ; Vol. 101, No. 1. pp. 39-41.
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