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Fungal-contaminated soft contact lenses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6660716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Examination of clinically seen fungal-contaminated soft contact lenses reveals fungus within the matrix of the lenses in a highly reproductive state. To study the potential hazard of fungal-contaminated soft contact lenses to the cornea, such lenses were placed on abraded corneas of ten rabbits. Sterile lenses were placed on the opposite abraded cornea of each rabbit as a control. Although no fungal keratitis was documented in this experiment, the persistent corneal epithelial disruption seen in seven rabbits, plus the highly reproductive state of the fungus within the lens suggests fungal-contaminated lenses may pose a significant risk to the patient. We recommend prompt replacement of contaminated lenses and instruction of the patient on proper lens hygiene.
R Churner; R D Cunningham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of ophthalmology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0003-4886     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  1983 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-02-14     Completed Date:  1984-02-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210137     Medline TA:  Ann Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  724-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Contact Lenses, Hydrophilic / adverse effects*
Corneal Diseases / etiology*,  prevention & control
Fungi / growth & development*,  isolation & purification
Keratitis / prevention & control
Mycoses / prevention & control

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