Calcification of soft contact lenses in patient with dry eye and elevated calcium concentration in tears

G. K. Klintworth, J. W. Reed, H. K. Hawkins, P. Ingram

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Abstract

Following radiotherapy for an extensive intraepithelial carcinoma of the conjunctiva and eyelid, a patient developed opacification of soft contact lenses used on the same side. Calcium was demonstrated within the contact lenses by cytochemical methods and by energy dispersive x ray microanalysis. The phenomenon was associated with unilateral tear insufficiency and an elevated tear calcium level as determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-161
Number of pages4
JournalINVEST.OPHTHAL.VISUAL SCI.
Volume16
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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