Measurement of corneal epithelial thickness using optical coherence tomography in response to hypoxia induced by soft contact lens and eye closure

Jianhua Wang, Desmond Fonn, Trefford L. Simpson, Lyndon Jones

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A study was performed to determine if epithelial thickness increases in association with corneal edema induced by wearing soft contact lenses and eye closure. One eye of 20 healthy non contact lens wearers was patched during 3 hours of soft contact lens (SCL) wear and the contralateral eye acted as control. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) measurements of corneal and epithelial thickness of both eyes were taken before and after SCL wear. The resultant data were analyzed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOptometry and Vision Science
Issue number12 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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