Thermal Disinfection of Contact Lenses
The basic concepts associated with thermal disinfection of contact lenses are examined, and the mathematical models used to predict the probability of survival of micro-organisms are described and applied to common ocular pathogens. Based on the examination, a review of the Australian Standard for moist disinfection pf hydrogel contact lenses is recommended. The time-temperature profiles of several commercially available heat disinfection units are established, and their performance in comparison to both surrent and proposed standards is evaluated.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||disinfection, contact lenses microbial contamination probability of survival time temperatire analysis|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1987 Optometrists Association Australia|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||20 Jan 2006|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 22:29|
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