Characteristics of Fungal Growth in Soft Contact Lenses
Chen, Jennifer C., Fraser, Tony, Fisher, Damien, Khalil, Zeinab, Collins, Michael J., & Hafner, Louise M. (2000) Characteristics of Fungal Growth in Soft Contact Lenses. International Contact Lens Clinic, 26(4), pp. 84-91.
Six fungal species (Fusarium sp, Exophiala jeanselmei, Penicillium spp, Aspergillus niger, Paecilomyces spp, and Alternaria spp) were used to inoculate soft contact lenses. Four types of soft lenses were used: high-water (58%) and low-water (38%) content lenses and lenses that were unworn or worn for 1 day. The fungi displayed a range of macroscopic and microscopic features that allowed differentiation of species. There was no statistically significant effect of lens water content on growth rate and only Penicillium spp showed significantly higher growth for worn versus unworn lenses. A number of the fungi showed secretions, thought to be enzymes, which potentially aid in the process of lens penetration. © Elsevier Science Inc. 2000
Citation countsare sourced monthly fromand citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Soft contact lenses, fungi, microorganism, keratitis|
|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 2000 Elsevier|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||30 Jun 2005|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 22:23|
Repository Staff Only: item control page