Retention rates were high in subjects younger than 18 years wearing Acuvue brand daily disposable contact lenses over the course of 1 year, according to recent study results.
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care also reported in a press release that there were no corneal infiltrative events (CIEs) and low rates of other adverse events.
The data was initially reported at the scientific research symposium of the British Contact Lens Association.
The subjects were fitted with either 1-Day Acuvue Moist contact lenses (etafilcon A) or 1-Day Acuvue TruEye contact lenses (narafilcon B), according to the release. The 1,171 subjects included a total of 202 children and teens, ages 8 to 17, in which 52% were new contact lens wearers, and 48% had prior experience.
In the course of a year, the subjects reported no CIEs. The rate of any adverse event was minimal, at 1.1% for etafilcon A, 1.3% for narafilcon B and a combined rate of 1.2%. The retention rate over the year was 82% for new wearers and 87% for experienced wearers. The dropout of new wearers was found to occur earlier, more in the first 2 weeks (41%) than with experienced wearers (21% of all dropouts in either group).
“This subanalysis of children and teens from the TEMPO Registry Study showed that prescribing daily disposable contact lenses, whether silicone hydrogel or hydrogel, is an important step in helping to keep the rate of adverse events low with contact lens wear. This benefit is in addition to the convenience and compliance benefits of a daily disposable modality,” Robin Chalmers, OD, FAAO, a clinical trial consultant from Atlanta, said in the release.
Chalmers R, et al. Adverse events and retention of children and teens in a large daily disposable contact lens registry. Presented at: British Contact Lens Association; March 13, 2016; The Netherlands.