The effect of protein-coated contact lenses on the adhesion and viability of gram negative bacteria.

@article{Williams2003TheEO,
  title={The effect of protein-coated contact lenses on the adhesion and viability of gram negative bacteria.},
  author={Timothy J. Williams and Ren{\'e} Peter Schneider and Mark Duncan Perry Willcox},
  journal={Current eye research},
  year={2003},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={227-35}
}
PURPOSE Gram negative bacterial adhesion to contact lenses can cause adverse responses. During contact lens wear, components of the tear film adsorb to the contact lens. This study aimed to investigate the effect of this conditioning film on the viability of bacteria. METHODS Bacteria adhered to contact lenses which were either unworn, worn for daily-, extended- or overnight-wear or coated with lactoferrin or lysozyme. Numbers of viable and total cells were estimated. RESULTS The number of… CONTINUE READING
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