Effectivity of contact lens disinfection systems against Acanthamoeba culbertsoni.

  title={Effectivity of contact lens disinfection systems against Acanthamoeba culbertsoni.},
  author={Charles G Connor and Susan Hopkins and R D Salisbury},
  journal={Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry},
  volume={68 2},
Thirteen commercially available contact lens solutions were tested for their ability to kill the cysts of Acanthamoeba culbertsoni. Miraflow, which contains 20% isopropyl alcohol, was the most effective at killing the cyst (94%), followed by solutions containing thimerosal (89%). The rigid gas permeable lens solutions in general were more effective than soft lens solutions. None of the solutions tested were completely cidal, but our data do suggest a combination of a good daily cleaner and… CONTINUE READING

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