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Microbiology of contact lens-related keratitis.
Cornea. 1989 Dec; 8(4):281-5.C

Abstract

We reviewed 397 cases of microbial keratitis examined at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA, U.S.A., from January 1982 through December 1985. Of these, 136 cases (34%) were related to contact lens use. Extended-wear contact lenses were used by 107 (79%) of these patients. Cosmetic contact lenses accounted for 59 (44%) of lens-related cases, aphakic contact lenses 44 (32%), and therapeutic (bandage) contact lenses 33 (24%). Fifty-three microbial keratitis cases associated with contact lens wear were culture-positive: 28 (52%) were gram-positive, and 19 (36%) were gram-negative. Mixed cultures, fungi, and Acanthamoeba accounted for two cases (4%) each. Pseudomonas aeruginosa was specifically associated with cosmetic soft contact lens use.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 02114.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2805716

Citation

Schein, O D., et al. "Microbiology of Contact Lens-related Keratitis." Cornea, vol. 8, no. 4, 1989, pp. 281-5.
Schein OD, Ormerod LD, Barraquer E, et al. Microbiology of contact lens-related keratitis. Cornea. 1989;8(4):281-5.
Schein, O. D., Ormerod, L. D., Barraquer, E., Alfonso, E., Egan, K. M., Paton, B. G., & Kenyon, K. R. (1989). Microbiology of contact lens-related keratitis. Cornea, 8(4), 281-5.
Schein OD, et al. Microbiology of Contact Lens-related Keratitis. Cornea. 1989;8(4):281-5. PubMed PMID: 2805716.
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