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February 1950

THE TUOHY CORNEAL LENSA Second Report

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LOS ANGELES

Arch Ophthalmol. 1950;43(2):232-237. doi:10.1001/archopht.1950.00910010239005
Abstract

SUFFICIENT time has elapsed and enough additional patients have been fitted with the corneal lens to warrant a second report.1 Approximately 600 patients have been fitted to date, and the results are promising. The Tuohy corneal lens2 appears to have established itself as another mechanical aid to vision. How widespread its use will become cannot be determined until more time has passed and other ophthalmologists have reported on it.

The Tuohy corneal lens does not require any accessory foreign solution but makes use of the patient's own lacrimal fluid. It has no scleral flange and consists only of a corneal part, which rests within the limbal circumference. It should be emphasized at this point that extreme accuracy is required in determining the lens to be prescribed, as the amount of error tolerated is very small. The lens must be clean and well wetted when applied. These points will

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