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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|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|
|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|
|Last Modified:||22 Apr 2010 02:49|
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