Annals of Optometry and Contact Lens 2017;16(1):1-4.
Published online March 25, 2017.
Evaluation of Pigment Location in Tinted Contact Lenses and Effects on the Ocular Surface
Jung Yong Kim, Tae-im Kim, Ji Won Jung
Department of Ophthalmology and Inha Vision Science Laboratory, Inha University School of Medicine1, Incheon, Korea
The Institute of Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Yonsei University College of Medicine2, Seoul, Korea
Received: 1 December 2016   • Revised: 5 December 2016   • Accepted: 3 January 2017
Abstract
The demand for the decorative tinted soft contact lenses with various designs is growing rapidly and the dreadful complications of these lenses have been issued in many countries The reliable objective evaluation methods for the location of pigmented layer in tinted soft contact lenses were introduced. We described the effects of the location of pigments in decorative tinted soft contact lenses on the ocular surface.
Key Words: Decorative tinted soft contact lens; Tear cytokines; Pigment location; Surface roughness; Contact lens comfort


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