Clinical efficacy of standing wave and ultrasound for cleaning and disinfecting contact lenses

Efron, Nathan, Lowe, Russell, Vallas, Vicky, & Grusiner, Eugene (1991) Clinical efficacy of standing wave and ultrasound for cleaning and disinfecting contact lenses. International Contact Lens Clinic, 18(1), pp. 24-29.

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To determine the efficacy of standing wave and ultrasound devices for cleaning contact lenses, the extent of coverage of an arbitrary soilant (mascara) on the surface of a high-water and a low-water content soft lens and a rigid gas permeable lens was evaluated before and after use of the Soft MateR professional Cleaning Unit (standing wave) and the SonaseptTM Ultrasonic Contact lens Cleaner and Disinfector (ultrasound). The standing wave unit removed all the mascara, but some mascara remained following ultrasound treatment. The antimicrobial efficacy of the two units was investigated by challenge with three bacteria (S. epidermidis, P. aeruginosa, and S. marcescens) and two fungi (C. albicans and A. fumigatus). Although the viable counts of some organisms were significantly reduced, the overall data does not support the use of either device as being clinically efficacious for disinfection.

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ID Code: 10942
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: Contact lens, standing wave, ultrasound, cleaning, disinfection
DOI: 10.1016/0892-8967(91)90040-7
ISSN: 0094-1840
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1991 Elsevier
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2010 16:48

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