Ocular tear film bubble counts after recreational compressed air diving

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Ocular tear film bubble counts after recreational compressed air diving

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dc.contributor.author Bennett, MH en_US
dc.contributor.author Doolette, DJ en_US
dc.contributor.author Heffernan, N en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-23T01:11:51Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-23T01:11:51Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Undersea Hyperb Med. 2001 Spring;28(1):1-7. en_US
dc.identifier.other Undersea Hyperb Med en_US
dc.identifier.uri PMID: 11732879 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/2361
dc.description Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. (http://www.uhms.org ) en_US
dc.description.abstract Other authors have demonstrated an increase in tear film bubble counts following dry, compressed air dives. We examined the lower tear film meniscus for the presence of bubbles in 42 divers after compressed air dives on a single day and in 11 divers undergoing repetitive, multi-day diving exposures over 5 days. After diving, bubble counts increased significantly (P < 0.01) from predive values. From a predive median (inter-quartile range) of 0 (0-0.33) bubbles/eye, single-day divers reached a maximum bubble count at 48 h after diving of 1 (0-2.25) bubbles/eye. Similarly, from a predive count of 0.33 (0-1) bubbles/eye, multi-day divers had increased bubble counts from 24 h following their first dive until 24 h following their final dive when counts were 1.67 (0.92-3.08) bubbles/eye. Bubble counts were not significantly correlated with inert gas load, body mass index, age, or diving experience. We confirm that tear film bubble counts are raised after wet compressed air diving as previously described following dry diving. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. (http://www.uhms.org ) en_US
dc.source.uri null en_US
dc.subject dry en_US
dc.subject air en_US
dc.subject bubble count en_US
dc.subject Ocular tear film en_US
dc.subject recreational dive en_US
dc.subject.mesh Adult Analysis of Variance Body Mass Index Contact Lenses, Hydrophilic Decompression Diving* Female Humans Male Observer Variation Sex Factors Surface Properties Tears* Time Factors en_US
dc.title Ocular tear film bubble counts after recreational compressed air diving en_US

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