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Adverse events in allergy sufferers wearing contact lenses.

Urgacz A, Mrukwa E, Gawlik R - Postepy Dermatol Alergol (2015)

Bottom Line: However, application of high quality and immunologically neutral products do not protect from allergic side reactions.The purpose of this review is to summarize the studies on ocular complications associated with wearing contact lenses.The article presents indications for allergic patients especially on the care system and wear schedule.

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Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Silesian University of Medicine, Katowice, Poland. Head of the Department: Prof. Ewa Mrukwa MD, PhD.

ABSTRACT
Allergy is the fifth leading chronic condition in industrialized countries among all ages, and the third most common chronic disease among children under 18 years old. Many of allergic patients also have problems with vision and want to improve their quality of life by wearing contact lenses. They are most frequently young and active individuals, for whom contact lenses provide greater convenience and more satisfying vision correction than spectacles. However, application of high quality and immunologically neutral products do not protect from allergic side reactions. Nowadays, eye-related allergy and contact lens wear concern larger and larger populations worldwide. The purpose of this review is to summarize the studies on ocular complications associated with wearing contact lenses. The article presents indications for allergic patients especially on the care system and wear schedule.

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Corneal epithelial erosion
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Mentions: All contact lens types may induce corneal epithelial erosions (Figure 3). Clinical examination reveals a well-circumscribed, full-thickness corneal epithelium defect, most frequently located in a lower quadrant. Epithelial erosions are caused by mechanical trauma to the cornea and disruption in the integrity of the corneal epithelium left behind after the removal of a too tightly fitting lens [23, 24]. Corneal hypoxia associated with the use of extended wear contacts may also lead to corneal erosions. Following lens removal, patients complain of discomfort and foreign body sensation. Temporary contact lens discontinuation is recommended as well as intense lubrication of the conjunctival sac (artificial tears, gels).


Adverse events in allergy sufferers wearing contact lenses.

Urgacz A, Mrukwa E, Gawlik R - Postepy Dermatol Alergol (2015)

Corneal epithelial erosion
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 0003: Corneal epithelial erosion
Mentions: All contact lens types may induce corneal epithelial erosions (Figure 3). Clinical examination reveals a well-circumscribed, full-thickness corneal epithelium defect, most frequently located in a lower quadrant. Epithelial erosions are caused by mechanical trauma to the cornea and disruption in the integrity of the corneal epithelium left behind after the removal of a too tightly fitting lens [23, 24]. Corneal hypoxia associated with the use of extended wear contacts may also lead to corneal erosions. Following lens removal, patients complain of discomfort and foreign body sensation. Temporary contact lens discontinuation is recommended as well as intense lubrication of the conjunctival sac (artificial tears, gels).

Bottom Line: However, application of high quality and immunologically neutral products do not protect from allergic side reactions.The purpose of this review is to summarize the studies on ocular complications associated with wearing contact lenses.The article presents indications for allergic patients especially on the care system and wear schedule.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Silesian University of Medicine, Katowice, Poland. Head of the Department: Prof. Ewa Mrukwa MD, PhD.

ABSTRACT
Allergy is the fifth leading chronic condition in industrialized countries among all ages, and the third most common chronic disease among children under 18 years old. Many of allergic patients also have problems with vision and want to improve their quality of life by wearing contact lenses. They are most frequently young and active individuals, for whom contact lenses provide greater convenience and more satisfying vision correction than spectacles. However, application of high quality and immunologically neutral products do not protect from allergic side reactions. Nowadays, eye-related allergy and contact lens wear concern larger and larger populations worldwide. The purpose of this review is to summarize the studies on ocular complications associated with wearing contact lenses. The article presents indications for allergic patients especially on the care system and wear schedule.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus