The cornea breathes easily under minisclerals

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There is no evidence of clinically significant corneal swelling after examining the change and recovery in corneal thickness associated with short-term miniscleral contact lens wear.

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Meeting the cornea’s critical oxygen needs

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The Rose K2 XL lens made with Menicon Z material delivers maximum oxygen to the cornea.

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Is protein deposition friend or foe?

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Lysozyme is a beneficial protein in the tear film and is involved in the eye’s natural defence mechanism.

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Webinar offers ortho-K expertise

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A US expert in orthokeratology will share his extensive clinical and practical knowledge in a free interactive webinar in September.

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Contacts safer than IOLs for unilateral aphakic babies

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Babies who receive intraocular lenses after surgery for congenital unilateral cataract have more post-operative complications than those who use contact lenses post surgery.

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Mini-scleral on graft: retro-lens tear layer problematic

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Careful monitoring is required in a patient fitted with a mini-scleral lens following a corneal graft that has become vascularised.

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Never too old, even at 83

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CASE REPORT: An 83-year-old opts for a mini-scleral lens following a corneal graft.

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CASE REPORT: An option for patients who cannot tolerate SiHy

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Nesofilcon A is a new lens material that provides a safe daily wear alternative for patients who encounter problems wearing silicone hydrogel lenses.

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Science behind friction factor

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Research shows that the degree of friction between a lens and eyelid is the strongest factor in determining comfort, according to Johnson & Johnson’s Katherine Osborn Lorenz.

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CASE REPORT: Significant benefits outweigh potential risks

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Scleral and mini-scleral lenses bring complications but may deliver improved visual acuity and comfort.

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Lid-wiper epitheliopathy and lens lubricity

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A recent development in daily disposable silicone hydrogel technology is termed a water gradient lens.

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CASE REPORT: Identical twins’ ortho-K illustrates myopia control

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Identical twins had stable prescriptions after being fitted with orthokeratology lenses but myopia in one twin started to progress as soon as she stopped wearing the lenses.

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CASE REPORT: Rebellious teenager suffers one-eyed myopia progression

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A teenager’s myopia increased in one eye immediately after she ceased ortho-K lens wear. The other eye, which continued wear of an overnight lens, maintained the same prescription.

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Do your homework on new technology

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Optometrists should do their own research to determine the benefits of new types of contact lenses.

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CASE REPORT: A solution for annoying residual astigmatism

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A physical education teacher with monocular keratoconus finds a scleral lens gives him comfort and overcomes residual astigmatism.

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