Consensus on recording of gas permeable contact lens fit

JS Wolffsohn, E van der Worp, J de Brabander

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Abstract

Purpose: To develop a new schematic scheme for efficiently recording the key parameters of gas permeable contact lens (GP) fits based on current consensus. Methods: Over 100 established GP fitters and educators met to discuss the parameters proposed in educational material for evaluating GP fit and concluded on the key parameters that should be recorded. The accuracy and variability of evaluating the fluorescein pattern of GP fit was determined by having 35 experienced contact lens practitioners from across the world, grading 5 images of a range of fits and the topographer simulation of the same fits, in random, order using the proposed scheme. The Results: The key information to record to adequately describe the fit of an GP was agreed as: the manufacturer, brand and lens parameters; settling time; comfort on a 5 point scale; centration; movement on blink on a +/- 2 scale; and the Primary Fluorescein Pattern in the central, mid-peripheral and edge regions of the lens averaged along the horizontal and vertical lens axes, on a +/- 2 scale. On average 50-60% of practitioners selected the median grade when subjectively rating fluorescein inte Conclusion: GP fit recording can be standardised and simplified to enhance GP practice. (C) 2013 British Contact Lens Association. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)299-303
Number of pages5
JournalContact lens & anterior eye
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Research programs

  • EMC NIHES-01-64-01

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