Thermal Disinfection of Contact Lenses

Liubinas, Julius, Swenson, Graham, & Carney, Leo G. (1987) Thermal Disinfection of Contact Lenses. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 70(1), pp. 8-14.



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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ID Code: 3078
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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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 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:29

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