An evidence-based brochure to educate contact lens wearers about safe contact lens wear

Keay, Lisa, Edwards, Katie, & Stapleton, Fiona (2009) An evidence-based brochure to educate contact lens wearers about safe contact lens wear. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 92(5), pp. 407-409.

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Contact lenses are a successful and popular means to correct refractive error and are worn by just under 700,000 Australians1 and approximately 125 million people worldwide. The most serious complication of contact lens wear is microbial keratitis, a potentially sight-threatening corneal infection most often caused by bacteria. Gram-negative bacteria, in particular pseudomonas species, account for the majority of severe bacterial infections. Pathogens such as fungi or amoebae, which feature less often, are associated with significant morbidity. These unusual pathogens have come into the spotlight in recent times with an apparent association with specific lens cleaning solutions...

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ID Code: 67641
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Pamphlets*, Patient Education as Topic*, Contact Lenses/*microbiology, Humans, Keratitis/etiology, Pseudomonas Infections/etiology, Safety
DOI: 10.1111/j.1444-0938.2009.00398.x
ISSN: 1444-0938
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 Optometry & Vision Science
Deposited On: 23 Feb 2014 22:09
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2014 22:10

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