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Bacterial Corneal Ulcers in Cosmetic Soft Contact Lens Wearers

Bacterial Corneal Ulcers in Cosmetic Soft Contact Lens Wearers Abstract • Soft contact lenses provide a safe alternative to spectacles for more than 1 million patients. However, the hazard of bacterial corneal ulcers exists. This report describes five cosmetic soft contact lens wearers who developed bacterial corneal ulcers. In three cases, the resulting visual acuity was 6/120 or less. Possible sources of contamination are discussed, but in no case was it determined. References 1. Freedman H, Sugar J: Pseudomonas keratitis following cosmetic soft contact lens wear . Contact Lens J 10:21-25, 1976. 2. Thompson G: Complications from wearing soft contact lenses . Med J Aust 1:29, 1973. 3. Bernstein HN, Stow MN, Maddox Y: Evaluation of the "aseptization" procedure for the Softlens hydrophilic contact lens . Can J Ophthalmol 8:575-576, 1973. 4. Phares RE, Hall NC: Microbiology of soft and hard contact lens care , in Bitonte JL, Keates RH (eds): Symposium on the Flexible Lens . St Louis, CV Mosby Co, 1972, pp 206-207. 5. Busschaert SC, Szabocsik JM, Good RC, et al: Challenging the efficacy of the Soflens aseptorpatient unit for disinfection of the Soflens (polymacon) contact lens . J Am Optom Assoc 45:700-705, 1974. 6. Dohlman CH, Boruchoff SA, Mobilia EF: Complications in use of soft contact lenses in corneal diseases . Arch Ophthalmol 90:367-371, 1973.Crossref 7. Johnson DG: Keratoconjunctivitis associated with wearing hydrophilic contact lenses . Can J Ophthalmol 8:92-96, 1973. 8. Dixon JM, Young CA Jr, Baldone JA, et al: Complications associated with the wearing of contact lenses . JAMA 195:901-903, 1966.Crossref 9. Golden B, Fingerman LH, Allen HF: Pseudomonas corneal ulcers in contact lens wearers: Epidemiology and treatment . Arch Ophthalmol 85:543-547, 1971.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Bacterial Corneal Ulcers in Cosmetic Soft Contact Lens Wearers

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1978 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050021005
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Abstract

Abstract • Soft contact lenses provide a safe alternative to spectacles for more than 1 million patients. However, the hazard of bacterial corneal ulcers exists. This report describes five cosmetic soft contact lens wearers who developed bacterial corneal ulcers. In three cases, the resulting visual acuity was 6/120 or less. Possible sources of contamination are discussed, but in no case was it determined. References 1. Freedman H, Sugar J: Pseudomonas keratitis following cosmetic soft contact lens wear . Contact Lens J 10:21-25, 1976. 2. Thompson G: Complications from wearing soft contact lenses . Med J Aust 1:29, 1973. 3. Bernstein HN, Stow MN, Maddox Y: Evaluation of the "aseptization" procedure for the Softlens hydrophilic contact lens . Can J Ophthalmol 8:575-576, 1973. 4. Phares RE, Hall NC: Microbiology of soft and hard contact lens care , in Bitonte JL, Keates RH (eds): Symposium on the Flexible Lens . St Louis, CV Mosby Co, 1972, pp 206-207. 5. Busschaert SC, Szabocsik JM, Good RC, et al: Challenging the efficacy of the Soflens aseptorpatient unit for disinfection of the Soflens (polymacon) contact lens . J Am Optom Assoc 45:700-705, 1974. 6. Dohlman CH, Boruchoff SA, Mobilia EF: Complications in use of soft contact lenses in corneal diseases . Arch Ophthalmol 90:367-371, 1973.Crossref 7. Johnson DG: Keratoconjunctivitis associated with wearing hydrophilic contact lenses . Can J Ophthalmol 8:92-96, 1973. 8. Dixon JM, Young CA Jr, Baldone JA, et al: Complications associated with the wearing of contact lenses . JAMA 195:901-903, 1966.Crossref 9. Golden B, Fingerman LH, Allen HF: Pseudomonas corneal ulcers in contact lens wearers: Epidemiology and treatment . Arch Ophthalmol 85:543-547, 1971.Crossref

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1978

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