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Thursday, May 03, 2018

SCLERAL LENS WEAR MAY INCREASE INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE

Wearing scleral contact lenses could increase a patient’s intraocular pressure (IOP), a recent study,
presented this week at ARVO, shows. To gauge the effect of these lenses on IOP, researchers from the University of the Incarnate Word’s School of Optometry in San Antonio, Texas, fit seven individuals with normal corneas and IOP levels with a scleral lens in one eye and a soft lens in the other eye. The subjects wore the lenses for eight hours and researchers compared pre-wear IOP measurements with post-wear measurements...After eight hours of wear, the scleral lens group showed a significant increase in IOP of 5.81 +/- 1.62mm Hg,

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