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Year : 1987  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 95-97

Contact Lenses - A Review

Dr R.P.Centre for Opthalmic Science, A.I.I.M.S, New Delhi 110 029, India

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V K Dada
Dr R.P.Centre for Opthalmic Science, A.I.I.M.S, New Delhi 110 029
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A review of recent literature on contact lenses shows increasingly more studies on soft contact lenses than PMMA hard lenses The articles on contact lens wear and ulcerative keratitis have highlighted the increased risk of microbial keratitis in contact lens wearers compared to the general population, higher virulence of pathogens isolated and special association of fungi with EWSCL This high risk is due to multiple factors, organism survival in moist lens cases and cleaning solutions, microtrauma to the corneal epithelium by repeated insertion and removal, corneal hypoxia and lens deposits in soft lenses Special problems of tonometry in eyes with bandage soft lenses and contact lens sterilization have been studied and useful suggestions have come forth from the authors

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