Calcification of soft contact lenses in patient with dry eye and elevated calcium concentration in tears.

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Journal Article

Following radiotherapy for an extensive intraepithelial carcinoma of the conjunctiva and eyelid, a patient developed opacification of soft contact lenses used on the same side. Calcilm was demonstrated within the contact lenses by cytochemical methods and by energy-dispersive x-ray microanalysis. The phenomenon was associated with unilateral tear insufficiency and an elevated tear calcium level as determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometry.

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Cited Authors

  • Klintworth, GK; Reed, JW; Hawkins, HK; Ingram, P

Published Date

  • February 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 158 - 161

PubMed ID

  • 832976

Pubmed Central ID

  • 832976

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-0404

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States