Trend of soft contact lens prescribing in an optometry centre in India:A 6-year analysis

Sanker, Nijil and Noushad, Babu (2013) Trend of soft contact lens prescribing in an optometry centre in India:A 6-year analysis. Contact Lens & Anterior Eye, 34 (6). pp. 196-198.

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Abstract

Purpose:To examine the changes in prescribing pattern of soft contact lenses in an optometry centre located in an University in South India Methods:6-year data retrospective data of the soft contact lenses were analyzed. Details regarding the type of lenses, lens material, wearing pattern and clinical diagnoses were included. Results:A total of 1273 contact lens fits were analyzed. Two-third of total lenses dispensed was for females and their mean age (24.0 + 8.3 yrs) was less than that of males( 27.0+ 11.2 yrs) lens users. Nearly 70% of them had myopia and 48% wore conventional soft contact lenses. During the studied six years, the percentage of conventional lenses declined by 60%. Conclusion: This study demonstrated a gradual and significant increase in popularity of disposable lenses and silicone hydrogel lens material which is comparable to the global trend.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Soft contact lenses; prescribing trend; India.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Optometry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2014 04:44
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2014 04:44
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139980

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