Disinfection of tonometers and contact lenses in the office setting: are current techniques adequate?

@article{Smith1999DisinfectionOT,
  title={Disinfection of tonometers and contact lenses in the office setting: are current techniques adequate?},
  author={Colin A Smith and Jay S. Pepose},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1999},
  volume={127 1},
  pages={77-84}
}
PURPOSE To determine whether routine office techniques used to disinfect tonometer prisms and trial contact lenses are sufficient to prevent transmission of ocular infections. METHOD We reviewed the current literature on the efficacy of certain disinfection protocols against commonly encountered viral, bacterial, and fungal pathogens as well as Acanthamoeba. RESULTS Some commonly used disinfecting solutions and techniques may be inadequate for disinfection of viruses such as hepatitis C… CONTINUE READING
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