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Eye & Contact Lens: Science & Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/ICL.0b013e31827d546e
Review Article

Wettability and Silicone Hydrogel Lenses: A Review

Keir, Nancy O.D., Ph.D.; Jones, Lyndon Ph.D.

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Abstract

Abstract: One of the major breakthroughs in the development of silicone hydrogel contact lenses has related to the ability of manufacturers to overcome the surface hydrophobicity that occurred with silicone elastomer lenses. However, the wettability of silicone hydrogel lenses continues to be of interest as a potential link between in vivo lens performance and contact lens–related comfort. This article will review some of the knowledge we have gained in the area of contact lens wettability over the past decade and will discuss some of the challenges related to its measurement.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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