Contact Lenses in Ophthalmic Practice by Mark J. Mannis, Karla Zadnik, Cleusa Coral-Ghanem, Newton

By Mark J. Mannis, Karla Zadnik, Cleusa Coral-Ghanem, Newton Kara-José

Despite the advances in intraocular lens know-how and the growing to be variety of refractive surgical procedure innovations, the position of touch lenses in ophthalmic perform has in simple terms elevated. this can be due partly to the nice strides in fabrics, expertise, increasing functions (both refractive and healing) for touch lenses, and the transparent acceptance that touch lenses will constantly be a massive instrument for the ophthalmologist. With the proper of touch lenses as a clinical artwork, requiring a radical realizing of anatomy, body structure and optics of the attention, this tradition is formulaic merely partly. the remainder of touch lens perform calls for sound clinical judgment and determination- making that comes purely with "hands-on" event. The authors handle this desire by way of beginning with a didactic procedure that includes frequently-asked questions and easy solutions in order that the ophthalmology resident, intermediate touch lens practitioner, and optometrist will locate this to be an vital source.

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V. Mosby, 1990: 489–498. 5 The Importance of Tear Film Evaluation in the Candidate for Contact Lens Wear Milton Ruiz Alves, Newton Kara-Jose´, and Kelly K. Nichols 1. What is the importance of tear film in the patient being considered for contact lens wear? In contact lens wear, the tear film provides a smooth optical surface anterior to the contact lens. In addition to optical qualities, the tear film lubricates the ocular surface, provides antimicrobial function, helps to remove bacteria and devitalized epithelial cells, and acts as a vehicle for the diffusion of oxygen, nutrients, and local growth factors to the ocular surface.

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