Pseudomonas corneal ulcers associated with daily wear of disposable hydrogel contact lenses

Efron, Nathan, Wohl, Aron, Toma, Namir G., Jones, Lyndon W.J., & Lowe, Russell (1991) Pseudomonas corneal ulcers associated with daily wear of disposable hydrogel contact lenses. International Contact Lens Clinic, 18(3-4), pp. 46-52.

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Three cases of pseudomonas corneal ulceration occurred in a population of 120 patients who wore Acuvue disposable contact lenses on a daily wear basis for an average of 6.3 months (representing an annualized incidence of 4.8%). Factors thought to be of etiological significance in the development of the ulcers include (1) omission of surfactant cleaning, (2) omission of a rub and rinse step, (3) use of a disinfecting solution of marginal efficacy, (4) use of a lens that attracts and rapidly deposits protein, and (5) patient non-compliance. We advocate that disposable contact lenses used on a daily wear basis should be subjected to surfactant cleaning prior to overnight disinfection.

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ID Code: 10944
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: Disposable contact lenses, Acuvue, Corneal ulcer, Pseudomonas aeruginosa
DOI: 10.1016/0892-8967(91)90068-B
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 16:49

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