General definition: unwanted effect(s) (i.e. physical and/or psychological symptoms and signs) resulting from treatment; any undesirable effect or problem that is present during the period of treatment. In contact lens practice, common categories: • Serious adverse reaction = symptomatic adverse … Continue reading
Regular examination of contact lens patients for extended wear, consisting of at least vision assessment, history and ocular examination with and without the lenses in place using a biomicroscope slit-lamp; recommended schedule for the first appointments after successful lens fitting: … Continue reading
Complete deprivation of oxygen, suffocation of the corneal cells, leading to neovascularization and edema.
Corneal condition including the presence of one or more focal infiltrates (clusters of inflammatory cells), less than 0.2mm in size. Asymptomatic infiltrates are commonly seen in the periphery but may be observed anywhere in the cornea. The infiltrates are limited … Continue reading