Comparative Analysis of Tear Film Levels of Inflammatory Mediators in Contact Lens Users.

Elgin C. , Iskeleli G. , Talaz S., Akyol S.

Current eye research, vol.41, no.4, pp.441-7, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/02713683.2015.1037001
  • Title of Journal : Current eye research
  • Page Numbers: pp.441-7
  • Keywords: Chronic inflammatory process, contact lens use, rigid gas permeable contact lenses, silicone hydrogel contact lenses, tear film inflammatory mediators, KERATINOCYTE GROWTH-FACTOR, CORNEAL EPITHELIAL-CELLS, ARACHIDONIC-ACID, GENE-EXPRESSION, PROINFLAMMATORY CYTOKINES, DIFFERENTIAL REGULATION, MICROBIAL KERATITIS, INTERLEUKIN-6, APOPTOSIS, WEAR


Purpose: To compare tear films levels of various inflammatory cytokines in asymptomatic contact lens (CL) users. CL users of rigid gas-permeable CLs (RGPCL) (group 1) or silicone hydrogel CLs (SiHCL) (group 2) were compared with non-CL-using healthy subjects (group 3).