Date of Award
Master of Science in Vision Science
Diane P. Yolton
Lysozyme previously has been shown to be reduced from normal levels following ocular pathology, irritation, or hard contact lens wear. Utilizing a spectropholometric method to measure the activity of human tear lysozyme against a living bacterial substrate, we compared the activities in a group of new soft contact lens wearers during an adaptation period of two weeks with activities from a group of non-contact lens wearers. We found no significant difference in the tear lysozyme activities between the two groups but found a stabilizing effect of soft lens wear upon random activity variations.
Letherer, Richard R. and Perry, David M., "Lysozyme activity during adaptation to soft contact lenses" (1982). College of Optometry. 623.