Navigation Links
Contact lens discomfort: What is it, why does it occur and how can it be treated?
Date:10/21/2013

BOSTON, MA, October 21, 2013 Contact lens discomfort (CLD) may be the leading cause of patient dissatisfaction with, and discontinuation of, contact lens wear throughout the world but there is little agreement among vision researchers and eye care professionals about how to define and manage its causes.

"Up to half of all contact lens wearers experience CLD," explained Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, Professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry. "However, there is no global consensus concerning the definition, classification, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, management and the proper design of clinical studies for CLD."

To lay the groundwork for defining and treating this widespread issue, the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS; http://www.tearfilm.org) organized the TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort (CLD), which was chaired by Nichols. The findings were reported Friday in the current issue of journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.

The CLD Workshop took 18 months to complete and involved 79 experts from around the world. "Workshop participants used an evidence-based approach and a process of open communication, dialogue, and transparency in order to achieve a global consensus concerning multiple aspects of CLD," noted Mark Willcox, PhD, FBCLA, FAAO, MASM, Professor, School of Optometry & Vision Science, University of New South Wales, and Vice-Chair of the Workshop.

"This TFOS report will significantly increase awareness of factors that may, and may not, contribute to the generation of CLD. Ideally, this TFOS report will stimulate innovative research in this very important field," commented David A. Sullivan, MS, PhD, FARVO,

Founder and recent past TFOS President, Senior Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute/Harvard Medical School and Organizer of the TFOS CLD Workshop.

The TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort Report is freely available to scientists and clinicians worldwide. Complete or partial translations of the report will be offered in numerous languages.


'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Gallant Sullivan
Amy@TearFilm.org
617-605-7128
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Corporate Whistleblower Center Urges Whistleblowers With Proof of Clinical Trial Fraud Involving Tax Dollars to Contact Them About Reward Programs
2. Corporate Whistleblower Center Urges Pharmaceutical Insiders With Proof of Company's Involvement in Adulterated Drugs to Contact Them About Reward Program Information
3. InventHelp® Client Designs a More Ergonomic and Sanitary Way to Handle Contact Lenses (HSC-114)
4. Online Eyeglasses and Contact Lens Sales in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld
5. HealthLine Systems' Celebrates 27 Years of Innovation for Healthcare Contact Centers
6. QmedRx Calls for Military Families to Contact Representatives, Demand Compound Drug Coverage
7. Indosoft Improves Q-Suite Real-time ACD Reporting to Enhance Contact Center Productivity
8. United Medical Credit Hires More Staff to Contact Doctors and Promote their Financing Services
9. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges Transvaginal Mesh Failure Victims With Erosion To Call Them For The Names And Contacts Of The Best Women Attorneys
10. Atlanta LASIK Practice Publishes a Patient’s Testimonial About Allergy to Contact Lenses
11. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges Severely Injured Victims Of A Transvaginal Mesh Failure To Call Them for the Contacts Top Women Lawyers-Nationwide
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Many families have long-term insurance that covers care for a family ... for care if the client has a cognitive impairment diagnosis. , “What this ... often waived, so the benefits from their insurance start immediately,” said Mechell Vieira, owner ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is introducing a segment ... of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted on PBS Member ... with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve in the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... Dr. Cheng, are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent ... apnea, a serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... in post-acute health care, have expanded their existing home health joint venture through ... AccentCare has been operating a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... On Saturday, October 21, the Health & Wellness ... Moonlight to raise money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. Teams of up ... work together to keep their treadmills moving for 5 hours. Treadmills will start at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017 The Rebound mobile app is poised to ... the tide of prescription drug addiction. The app empowers users ... and stepping down their dosage in a safe, controlled manner ... 2017; the first 100,000 people to sign up will enjoy ... ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... , Sept. 27, 2017  Commended for their devotion to ... awards. Ranked as number one in the South Florida Business ... in Inc. 5000 yearly list, the national specialty pharmacy has ... Armando Bardisa will soon be honored by SFBJ as ... Set to receive his award in October, ...
(Date:9/25/2017)...  EpiVax, Inc., a leader in the fields ... announced the launch of EpiVax Oncology Inc., a ... cancer vaccines. EpiVax has provided $500,000 in seed ... technologies to the new precision immunotherapy venture. Gad ... as Chief Executive Officer. Gad brings over 25 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: