Temporal evolution of the corneal curvature in contact lens wearers.

Ophthalmic & physiological optics : the journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)

PubMedID: 8977887

Velasco J, Bermudez FJ, Jimenez del Barco L. Temporal evolution of the corneal curvature in contact lens wearers. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 1996;16(3):230-3.
In the present work, we have measured the corneal radii in a group of 126 healthy subjects, studying the temporal evolution of these radii after adaptation to contact lenses of polyhydroxyethyl methacrylate with 55% hydration. We measured the horizontal and vertical radii before adaptation, as well as after 3, 6 and 9 months of wearing contact lenses. The decreases were not significant (P < 0.05) in the corneal radii of these subjects; maximum decreases were reached the day after wearing contact lenses, with subsequent recuperation, such that at 9 months the decreases, though persisting, were minimal.