Ocular surface health with contact lens wear
Shovlin, J.P., Argueso, P., Carnt, N., Chalmers, R.L., Fleiszig, S.M., Nichole, J.J., Polse, K.A., Stapleton, F., Wiley, L., Willcox, M., Bright, F.V., Efron, N., Jones, L.W., Keir, N., Peterson, R.C., & Stapleton, F. (2013) Ocular surface health with contact lens wear. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 36(Supp 1), s14-s21.
Eye care practitioners (ECPs) would tend to agree that wearing contact lenses increases the risk for infection, but millions of patients are still fitted with lenses every year because ECPs feel that the risk is manageable and that their patients' eye health can be protected. The Fusarium and Acanthamoeba keratitis outbreaks of years past were a wake-up call to manufacturers, ECPs, and regulatory agencies that risk cannot be managed without diligence, and that the complex relationship between contact lens materials, contact lens solutions, and compliance needs to be better understood in order to optimize the efficacy of contact lens care and improve care guidelines.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||part of : Global Contact Lens Care Summit Report & Key Clinical Takeaways.|
|Keywords:||Contact Lenses/*adverse effects/*microbiology, Equipment Contamination/*prevention & control, Eye Infections, Bacterial/*etiology/*prevention & control, Humans|
|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
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Deposited On:||17 Feb 2014 22:24|
|Last Modified:||18 Feb 2014 22:20|
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