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Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume 2016, Article ID 5039181, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5039181
Research Article

Effect of Three-Dimensional Printed Personalized Moisture Chamber Spectacles on the Periocular Humidity

1Department of Ophthalmology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
2Department of Ophthalmology, Aerospace Medical Center, Republic of Korea Air Force, Cheongju, Republic of Korea
3Goodeye Clinic, Incheon, Republic of Korea
4Department of Ophthalmology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Received 20 June 2016; Revised 2 September 2016; Accepted 5 September 2016

Academic Editor: Jesús Pintor

Copyright © 2016 Chan Hee Moon et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Purpose. To assess the effect of three-dimensional (3D) printed personalized moisture chamber spectacles (PMCS) on the periocular humidity. Methods. Facial computed tomography (CT) scanning was conducted on 10 normal subjects. PMCS was designed based on volume rendered CT images and produced using a 3D printer. Periocular humidity of PMCS and commercially available uniformed moisture chamber spectacles (UMCS) were measured for 30 minutes via microhydrometer. Results. The mean ambient humidity was %. The mean periocular humidity was % in PMCS and % in UMCS. The difference was significant (). Additionally, PMCS always demonstrated lower humidity than dew points. Conclusion. PMCS made by 3D printer provides appropriate fitness for the semiclosed humid chamber. PMCS showed higher performance than UMCS. The wearing of PMCS would be an effective method to provide high enough periocular humidity in low humidity environment.