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December 1988

Visual Field Constriction Caused by Colored Contact Lenses

Author Affiliations

From the Louisiana State University Medical Center School of Medicine, LSU Eye Center (Dr Insler), and the Department of Ophthalmology, Tulane University School of Medicine (Dr Hendricks and Ms George), New Orleans.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(12):1680-1682. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060140852025

• Goldmann visual field testing was performed on ten patients while they were wearing the recently released Dura-Soft 3 colored soft contact lenses. All patients but one had visual field constriction ranging from 5° to 20°. When the areas inside the three tested isopters were averaged, the amount of field loss ranged from 21% to 47%. Contact lens fitters as well as wearers should be warned of this potential complication.

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