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An international analysis of contact lens compliance.
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PMID:  21868279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: To evaluate compliance to contact lens use in 14 countries, and to identify wearer attributes which indicate lower compliance levels. METHODS: A web-based survey was undertaken by 4021 contact lens wearers, revealing information about demographics, and lens and solution information including daily handling details, case care and aftercare frequency. Particular attention was paid to eight modifiable compliance-related behaviours which are associated with an increased risk of microbial keratitis. RESULTS: Full compliance was very rare for most lens users, although better (15% of wearers) for daily disposable lenses. Reduced compliance was demonstrated in South Korea, and for young male full-time contact lens users, especially those who have not consulted their eyecare practitioner for some time. The behaviours associated with the lowest levels of compliance were rubbing and rinsing, handwashing, correct lens replacement and case cleaning. CONCLUSIONS: Given other recent literature, which suggests improved contact lens compliance with regular self-review exercises, we encourage clinical colleagues to particularly examine case cleaning, handwashing and rubbing and rinsing at aftercare examinations, especially in young male wearers.
Philip B Morgan; Nathan Efron; Hiroshi Toshida; Jason J Nichols
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contact lens & anterior eye : the journal of the British Contact Lens Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-5411     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712714     Medline TA:  Cont Lens Anterior Eye     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Eurolens Research, The University of Manchester, Carys Bannister Building, Dover Street, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom.
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