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Anatomy and Physiology of the Anterior Eye

Provider: Mivision

Contact: Nikki Byrne, [E], [P] 02 8336 8616

Activity Outline

An understanding of the anatomy, physiology, and potential impact of contact lens wear on the anterior eye is important. There have been numerous relevant publications on these topics, however, they have not been published consistently, and some of these aspects are still unknown. The objective of the British Contact Lens Association Contact Lens Evidence-based Academic Reports (BCLA CLEAR) report by Downie et al was to review the relevant literature in this area, as a foundation to help shape our understanding of the potential relationship with contact lenses, and to identify areas in need of further research. This article highlights the key findings and the relevance to contact lens practice. A more exhaustive discussion will be covered later in the series, when reviewing the subsequent BCLA CLEAR reports.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of the anterior eye
  • Realise the potential impact of contact lens wear on the anterior eye
  • Realise the importance of a healthy ocular surface and tear film
  • Be aware of the clinical instruments available to assess and measure the tear film and ocular surface

Max CPD hours awarded: 1.25

Session Information

Anatomy and Physiology of the Anterior Eye
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Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Optometry Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.