Bacteriological studies of contamination of hydrophilic contact lenses with Staphylococcus epidermitis.

Abstract

An attempt was made to contaminate hydrophilic contact lens material with Staphylococcus epidermitis. This study was initiated as a result of some clinical investigations which had revealed the presence of coagulase-negative staphylococcal infection in eyes fitted with this type of contact lens. It was though particularly relevant in view of the known association of some strains of this organism with other plastic prostheses. In vitro cultures proved unsuccessful in demonstrating the ability of this bacterium to metabolize the lens material.

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@article{Sanderson1975BacteriologicalSO, title={Bacteriological studies of contamination of hydrophilic contact lenses with Staphylococcus epidermitis.}, author={Gordon F. Sanderson and Ariel E White}, journal={The British journal of physiological optics}, year={1975}, volume={30 1}, pages={13-5} }