Contact Lenses Grading Scales. Etiology. Normal grade. Comment. Bulbar redness. Dilation of bulbar vessels, e.g. due to mechanical stimulation. CCLRU O GRADING SCALES. CCLRU. SCCLRU. BULBAR REDNESS. SLIGHT. 2. SLIGHT. 3. MODERATE. SEVERE. OCCLRU. LIMBAL. Eye care professionals: See the Efron Grading Scales for a standard clinical reference for describing the severity of 16 contact lens complications.

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Ccclru allow for an accurate means of detecting change that can occur during lens use and provide the practitioner with the necessary information to intervene to minimise the risk of a chronic adverse reaction to the contact lens.

What counts when choosing a lab. Social media and SEO success. Curr Eye Res ; J Allergy Clin Immunology ; Assessment of conjunctival hyperaemia in contact lens wearers.

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Incremental nature of anterior eye grading scales determined by objective image analysis

Examples of more recently introduced grading scales. A report can then be exported for practice records without collecting patient personal data. For example, there may scalr specific fields for each eye, separate fields for slit lamp findings and previously drawn sketches of the eye, over which text or drawings can be interposed.

Analysis of microvascular network in bulbar conjunctiva by image processing. A new computer assisted objective method for quantifying vascular changes of the bulbar conjunctivae.

These image analysis techniques have been used to try to determine how clinicians sclae bulbar hyperaemia, with one study suggesting that the number of vessels and the proportion of the image occupied by vessels are more important than relative colouration 15 whereas another indicated both these factors were integral to grading. Reproducibility of digital image analysis for measuring corneal haze after myopic photorefractive keratectomy.

Most practitioners graded to the nearest whole unit Further investigation of the palpebral response to stimuli such as antigens, toxic chemicals, and mechanical effects is required to determine whether the response is similar and how it should be best depicted or photographed for grading purposes.


Obviously the difference is only slight and could not be considered of clinical significance. Palpebral hyperaemia and staining grading is complicated by the variable presentations possible.

Objective analysis of digital images provides an attractive alternative to the current subjective nature of practitioner grading, and this has the potential to be more sensitive.

Tarsal conjunctival morphometry of Asymptomatic soft contact lens wearers and non-wearers.

However, although all the scales are in agreement that red colouration increases with scale grade, with pictorial scales Efron and Annunziato blood vessels become more prominent with initial scale grades and are then replaced by increasing severity of papillae both identified by edge detection.

The latter consists of a series of artist illustrated depictions of 16 different conditions, while the former comprises photographs of 6 conditions, two of which are graidng in multiple manifestations.

Southwest Independent Institutional Review Board, Quantification of conjunctival vascular reaction by digital imaging. Journal List Br J Ophthalmol v.


Edge detection filled symbols and relative red colouration open symbols with grading scale images of bulbar hyperaemia. Variability of clinical researchers in contact lens research. J Am Optom Assoc ; The increments of the grading scales were best described by a quadratic rather than a linear function.

Ccpru has been much discussion and debate in the literature concerning the merits and relative difficulties of constructing photographic versus pictorial grading scales, with the suggestion that painted grading scales, although not as realistic as photographs, allow more control in depicting incremental increases in severity that are clear and unambiguous to the clinician.

Validated image analysis techniques of edge detection and colour extraction showed that bulbar hyperaemia, palpebral hyperaemia roughness, and corneal staining grade images were quadratic rather than linear in nature. Table 1 summarises the benefits.

A general increase in edges detected with increasing scale grade was seen in the all the scales analysed, although the change in green colouration was more variable.

Please review our privacy policy. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Description, sketches and grading scales were used more for recording the anterior eye health of contact lens patients than other patients, as was photography. Therefore this study aimed to determine, by objective image analysis, whether commonly used clinical pictorial and photographic subjective grading scales are incremental in nature.


Increments of scales used. Open in a separate window. In conclusion, the printed grading scales analysed were quadratic in nature, having a higher sensitivity for grading features of low severity.

Nowadays, many practitioners record clinical information electronically by entering data into defined fields within computer-based clinical management software programs — a practice that in effect prompts practitioners to capture gradinb relevant aspects of the cxlru signs and symptoms. In order to improve and standardise anterior eye evaluations between practitioners, subjective grading scales were first popularised back in the mids.

Incremental nature of anterior eye grading scales determined by objective image analysis

Clinical grading scales Closing Date: The response rate was 31 per cent. Acta Ophthalmol ; Optom Vis Sci ; Although computers and slit lamp biomicroscope cameras are becoming more common in hospitals and eye care practices, printed grading scales have the advantage of being inexpensive and portable.

Quantitative slit lamp observations in contact lens practice. Where the work gets done. Another concern with existing clinical grading scales is that they do not cover all possible clinical appearances, particularly at the severe end of the scale, and that they may not be linear. Grading scales are well established as aids to assist in the monitoring of anterior eye characteristics.

Researchers have examined the repeatability of discrete grdaing continuous anterior segment grading. Key factors in the subjective and objective assessment of conjunctival erythema. Communication at the heart of it all. Accepted Mar