Acanthamoeba, bacterial, and fungal contamination of contact lens storage cases.

@article{Gray1995AcanthamoebaBA,
  title={Acanthamoeba, bacterial, and fungal contamination of contact lens storage cases.},
  author={Trevor Buchanan Gray and RayT. M. Cursons and J F Sherwan and Peter Robert Rose},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1995},
  volume={79 6},
  pages={
          601-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Microbial corneal infection is the most serious complication of contact lens wear. Contact lens cases are a recognised potential source of pathogens associated with corneal ulcers. METHODS This survey established the incidence of protozoal, bacterial, and fungal contact lens case contamination in 101 asymptomatic daily wear cosmetic contact lens wearers from a domiciliary contact lens practice. RESULTS Eighty two (81%) contact lens cases were found to be contaminated, with 19 (19… CONTINUE READING

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