Contact lens wear and the development of squamous metaplasia of the surface cells of the conjunctiva

Michael Doughty

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The aims of this research was to review the reported effects of contact lens wear on the surface epithelial cells of the human conjunctiva as assessed by conjunctival impression cytology (CIC). A literature search was undertaken to identify reports on the conjunctival health after contact lens wear, principally as assessed using CIC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-281
Number of pages8
JournalEye and Contact Lens
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2011



  • contact lenses
  • cytology
  • vision sciences
  • human conjunctiva
  • surface epithelial cells

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