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Clinical Performance of Samfilcon A, a Unique Silicone Hydrogel Lens, on a 7-Day Extended Wear Basis


Reindel, William; Mosehauer, Gary; Rah, Marjorie; Proskin, Howard; Steffen, Robert (2020). Clinical Performance of Samfilcon A, a Unique Silicone Hydrogel Lens, on a 7-Day Extended Wear Basis. Clinical Ophthalmology, 14:3457-3464.

Abstract

Purpose

The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare the clinical performance of samfilcon A, a unique, polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)-containing, silicone hydrogel contact lens with that of the balafilcon A silicone hydrogel contact lens when worn on a 7-day extended wear basis.

Subjects and Methods

A total of 669 subjects completed this 12-month, controlled, parallel group, masked, randomized study; of these, 340 wore samfilcon A lenses and 329 balafilcon A lenses. Subjects wore their respective assigned lenses bilaterally on a 7-day extended wear basis. On the seventh night of each wearing week, lenses were removed, cleaned, and disinfected using Biotrue multi-purpose solution (MPS), then re-inserted the following morning. Lenses were replaced with new lenses monthly. At each follow-up visit, investigators completed a slit lamp evaluation, and subjects rated lenses based upon a predefined set of performance criteria.

Results

The samfilcon A lens performed comparably to the balafilcon A lens in terms of most graded and ungraded slit lamp findings, differing significantly only for corneal staining Grade 2 or greater, which favored samfilcon A, and anterior segment abnormalities, which favored balafilcon A. Subjects rated both lenses highly when queried about various lens-wearing characteristics. When comparing the number of subjects with findings on either eye on at least one follow-up visit, the two lenses were comparable in many aspects but favored samfilcon A with respect to cleanliness upon removal, overall comfort, comfort at end of day, dryness, vision, vision in low light, vision at end of day, and overall impression (all p < 0.05).

Conclusion

While subjects rated both highly, samfilcon A lenses worn for 7-day extended wear and replaced on a monthly basis performed comparably to or better than balafilcon A lenses when worn for the same 7-day wear time and replacement cycle.

Abstract

Purpose

The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare the clinical performance of samfilcon A, a unique, polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)-containing, silicone hydrogel contact lens with that of the balafilcon A silicone hydrogel contact lens when worn on a 7-day extended wear basis.

Subjects and Methods

A total of 669 subjects completed this 12-month, controlled, parallel group, masked, randomized study; of these, 340 wore samfilcon A lenses and 329 balafilcon A lenses. Subjects wore their respective assigned lenses bilaterally on a 7-day extended wear basis. On the seventh night of each wearing week, lenses were removed, cleaned, and disinfected using Biotrue multi-purpose solution (MPS), then re-inserted the following morning. Lenses were replaced with new lenses monthly. At each follow-up visit, investigators completed a slit lamp evaluation, and subjects rated lenses based upon a predefined set of performance criteria.

Results

The samfilcon A lens performed comparably to the balafilcon A lens in terms of most graded and ungraded slit lamp findings, differing significantly only for corneal staining Grade 2 or greater, which favored samfilcon A, and anterior segment abnormalities, which favored balafilcon A. Subjects rated both lenses highly when queried about various lens-wearing characteristics. When comparing the number of subjects with findings on either eye on at least one follow-up visit, the two lenses were comparable in many aspects but favored samfilcon A with respect to cleanliness upon removal, overall comfort, comfort at end of day, dryness, vision, vision in low light, vision at end of day, and overall impression (all p < 0.05).

Conclusion

While subjects rated both highly, samfilcon A lenses worn for 7-day extended wear and replaced on a monthly basis performed comparably to or better than balafilcon A lenses when worn for the same 7-day wear time and replacement cycle.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Ophthalmology
Language:English
Date:2020
Deposited On:27 Jan 2021 15:31
Last Modified:08 Jul 2022 12:58
Publisher:Dove Medical Press Ltd.
ISSN:1177-5467
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S268286
PubMed ID:33122881

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