Contact lens-related microbial keratitis: Part II: Pathophysiology.

  title={Contact lens-related microbial keratitis: Part II: Pathophysiology.},
  author={Thomas J. Liesegang},
  volume={16 3},
The literature is reviewed concerning the pathophysiologic effects of contact-lens wear, the microbiology of contact-lens wear, the change in microflora with contact-lens wear, the contamination of contact lenses and contact-lens products, patient compliance, and corneal interaction with the contact lens. Hypoxia and hypercapnia are the most significant changes in the cornea as a result of contact-lens wear. Changes take place in the conjunctival flora in patients with contact lenses… CONTINUE READING

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