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Mucoid Discharge Associated with Prosthetic Eye Wear

  • Keith R. Pine
  • Brian H. Sloan
  • Robert J. Jacobs

Abstract

Excessive mucoid discharge associated with prosthetic eye wear is a common occurrence that, according to a New Zealand survey of 431 prosthetic eye wearers, affects 93 % of wearers – 60 % of them on a daily basis [1]. This is a serious problem for those involved in the care of anophthalmic patients because the success of prosthetic restoration depends upon both the cosmesis and the convenience of wearing the prosthesis [2]. Mucoid discharge has been found to be the second highest concern for experienced prosthetic eye wearers after the health of the remaining eye [1] and clearly impacts negatively on the quality of life of anophthalmic patients who suffer it.

Keywords

Contact Lens Meibomian Gland Eyelid Margin Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca Meibomian Gland Dysfunction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith R. Pine
    • 1
  • Brian H. Sloan
    • 2
  • Robert J. Jacobs
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Optometry and Vision ScienceThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.New Zealand National Eye CentreThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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