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September 1963


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10 Wilsey Square Ridgewood, NJ

Arch Ophthalmol. 1963;70(3):443. doi:10.1001/archopht.1963.00960050445032

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To the Editor:  —Recently a patient whom I had fit with corneal contact lenses returned for re-examination. She casually stated she had been wearing her lenses 24 hours a day for the preceding 21 months and had not slid them off her corneas at bedtime. They were removed every few weeks to clean them but were immediately reinserted. The corneas showed no ill-effect except some slight punctate staining of the periphery.Sato and Saito of Japan have reported successful continuous contact lens wear in children and babies. Magatani, also of Japan, urges all patients using contact lenses to try continuous wear. There have been other reports where patients have lost vision from constant wear of contact lenses. Despite the successful continuous wear of contact lenses in my case and others reported, I would like to condemn this practice because of its potential harmful effect on the cornea. During sleep there

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