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Purpose: To compare the morphological changes in the meibomian glands and meibomian glands loss between contact lens and non-contact lenses wears in a young population. The contact lens wearers wore C.L. for max 6 years.
Methods: Examination of the meibomian gland (MG) by using a corneal topographer CSO MODI 2 incorporating Phoenix-Meibography Imaging software module from January to June 2019. 80 volunteered students of the University of West Attics participated, and all the subjects selected had no obvious ophthalmological symptoms, aged 19 to 22 years.
Results: The Arithmetic mean of Meiboscore for those who did not wear C.L. was 1,23 MGL, while for the C.L. wearers was 2,53 MGL.
Conclusion: This Clinical research compares the meiboscore of contact lens wearers at a young age (min. 4 years contact lens wearers) and those who never tried to wear. This study showed that there is a relation between meibomian glands loss (MGL) and contact lens wear. Our observations showed that there a small but positive correlation, as the total period of C.L. wear increases the meiboscore increases. In addition, cumulative frequency % showed this slight increase in meiboscore.
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