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May 1958

On the Correction of Unilateral Aphakia with Contact Lenses

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn.; Iowa City; Southbridge, Mass.
Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation (Dr. Ogle). The Mayo Foundation is part of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota. Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, State University of Iowa (Dr. Burian). Bureau of Visual Science, American Optical Company (Mr. Bannon).

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;59(5):639-652. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940060023001

Introduction  During the past two decades, but especially during the last 10 years, there has appeared in the literature an increasing number of articles and discussions dealing with the clinical results of the correction of unilateral aphakia with contact lenses.Certain findings of clinical interest emerge from the study of these reports. One impression is that aphakic eyes would seem to tolerate contact lenses better than eyes not operated on.1,9,11,20,21 Goar attributes this to a reduction in corneal sensitivity of the operated-on eyes. On the other hand, Constantine and McLean do not think that there is such a reduction in the corneal sensitivity of the eyes of their patients. If, instead, the better tolerance could be attributed to the fact that these patients received sufficient benefit from the wearing of contact lenses to increase their willingness to wear them, this might be considered a strong argument in favor of

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