The respiratory response of corneal epithelium to a lens resting statically on its surface depends on the volumes of tears and oxygen contained by the system. Described here for spherical and toric corneal surfaces are mathematical models for calculating such volumes associated with both corneal and haptic lens designs. Comparisons of model predictions with physiological observations of in situ systems are made.
*Submitted on November 6, 1967, for publication in the November, 1968, issue of the American Journal of Optometry and Archives of American Academy of Optometry.
†B.S., Research Assistant.
‡Optometrist, Ph.D., Member of Faculty. Fellow, American Academy of Optometry.
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