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Abstract: And as we all know by now...

[The clinical and functional characteristics of the course of the dry eye syndrome associated with soft contact lens wear]
Vestn Oftalmol. 2010 May-Jun;126(3):31-4.
[Article in Russian]
Chuprov AD, Kudriavtseva IuV, Zhukovskaia IN.

The study deals with the clinical course of the dry eye syndrome (DES) associated with soft contact lens (SCL) wear. One hundred and two subjects (204 eyes) aged 18 to 38 years were examined for DES. The course of the disease was compared among men and women at Stage 1, among hydrogel and silicone hydrogel SCL wearers at Stage 2, among the patients who had worn SCL for a year or longer and SCL nonusers. The subjects who wear SCL from various materials develop DES significantly more frequently than do SCL nonusers. This pathology develops in both women and men. DES develops with equal frequencies in both hydrogel and silicone hydrogen SCL wearers. The individuals wearing SCL for a year or longer are much more likely to develop DES
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