Clinical performance of daily disposable soft contact lenses using sustained release technology

Rachael C. Peterson, James S. Wolffsohn*, Joachim Nick, Lynn Winterton, John Lally

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Purpose: Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) is a successful tear film stabiliser and is widely used in comfort drops and some soft contact lens materials. A PVA-containing lens, nelfilcon A has been modified to include additional (non-functional) PVA in order to provide improved comfort. This study aims to examine the clinical performance of this nelfilcon A lens with AquaRelease™ (AquaRelease). Methods: Two contralateral, investigator masked, open label, subjective and objective evaluations were conducted. The first examined the effect of adding increased molecular weight PVA to nelfilcon A (n = 5), and the second compared this AquaRelease lens to ocufilcon B (n = 34). The principal measures were non-invasive break-up time (NIBUT) and subjective comfort, which were assessed at the beginning and end of a week of daily wear, and three times throughout 1 day at 8, 12 and 16 h. Results: All subjects successfully completed the daily wearing schedule of 16 h. On initial insertion, subjective comfort and NIBUT improved for AquaRelease than original nelfilcon A lenses (p < 0.05). Initial comfort was better for AquaRelease compared to ocufilcon B lenses (p = 0.01); however, NIBUT was not statistically different (11.7 ± 15.6 s versus 8.4 ± 6.8 s; p = 0.26). Subjective comfort decreased with time (p < 0.001), but there was no significant difference between AquaRelease and ocufilcon B lenses (p = 0.16). NIBUT was not significantly affected by time (p = 0.56) or between lenses (p = 0.33). At the end of a weeks' wear, subjective initial, end-of-day, overall comfort and vision were rated significantly better with AquaRelease than ocufilcon B (p < 0.01). Conclusions: Release of additional non-functionalised PVA from the nelfilcon A lenses appears to enhance comfortable contact lens wear. © 2006 British Contact Lens Association.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-134
Number of pages8
JournalContact Lens and Anterior Eye
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

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Keywords

  • comfort
  • contact lens
  • polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)
  • tears

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Peterson, Rachael C. ; Wolffsohn, James S. ; Nick, Joachim ; Winterton, Lynn ; Lally, John. / Clinical performance of daily disposable soft contact lenses using sustained release technology. In: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye. 2006 ; Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 127-134.
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Clinical performance of daily disposable soft contact lenses using sustained release technology. / Peterson, Rachael C.; Wolffsohn, James S.; Nick, Joachim; Winterton, Lynn; Lally, John.

In: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, Vol. 29, No. 3, 07.2006, p. 127-134.

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