Artificial Tear Gel as a Gonioscopic and Contact Lens Ophthalmoscopy Fluid

Partamian, Leon G.; Partamian, Sandra Ann
July 2006
Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p344
Academic Journal
An easy and convenient method of using a commercially available clear lubricant eye gel for diagnostic and therapeutic contact lens applications at the slit lamp is described. The authors used hydroxypropyl methylcellulose 0.3% as a medium for contact lens applications and compared it to the traditional hydroxypropyl methylcellulose 2.5%. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose 0.3% as a contact lens solution is clear, viscous, and easy to apply; does not require irrigation after use; and has levels of convenience, safety, and visual recovery superior to the standard 2.5% solution characteristics. The 0.3% gel could be used as an effective and convenient gonioscopic and ophthalmoscopic contact medium.


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