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Contact lens-related corneal ulcers in compliant patients

Contact lens-related corneal ulcers in compliant patients

American Journal of Ophthalmology 137(1): 170-172

PURPOSE: To report a case series of contact lens-related corneal ulcers in compliant patients with no apparent predisposing factors. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Charts of 70 patients with contact lens-related corneal ulcers from July 1999 to June 2002 were reviewed. Lens care hygiene and method of disinfection, as well as frequency of lens replacement, were recorded. Only patients who followed recommended guidelines for contact lens wear were included in the study. RESULTS: Of the 70 patients, 21 (30%) developed corneal ulcers despite being compliant with the guidelines for contact lens wear. All patients used multipurpose solutions for cleaning, disinfecting, and storing daily wear soft contact lenses. CONCLUSION: Standard lens care hygiene does not seem to be sufficient in preventing the development of corneal ulcers in patients using conventional and frequent replacement daily wear soft contact lenses.

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Accession: 011897892

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PMID: 14700660

DOI: 10.1016/s0002-9394(03)00722-0

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