Shovlin, Joseph P.
May 2012
Review of Optometry;5/15/2012, Vol. 149 Issue 5, p46
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The article discusses how to lessen the risk of microbial keratitis through improved contact lens case hygiene. The author examines the evaluation of limbal and scleral changes created by contact lenses. He analyzes the effects of hypoxia and contact-lens-induced mechanical force on central corneal sensitivity during contact lens wear.


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