Review of infectional corneal ulcer induced by contact lens wear Michiko Matsubara 1 , Ryohei Koide 1 , Haruo Takahashi 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Showa Univ Sch of Med pp.469-473
Published Date 2013/4/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410104666
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Abstract. Purpose:To present a review of cases of infectious corneal ulcer due to contact lens(CL)wear. Cases and Method:This study was made on 86 eyes of 82 CL wearers who were hospitalized for infectious corneal ulcer during 9 years through 2012. Results:The series comprised 48 male and 38 female eyes. The age ranged from 15 to 69 years, average 31 years. Soft CL was used in 78 eyes and hard CL in 8 eyes. Out of 82 cases, 8 cases were under regular ophthalmological control. CL or its case was inadequately preserved by 64 cases(78%). Microorganisms were cultured in 64 out of 82 eyes(73%). Pseudomonas aeruginosa was isolated in 28 eyes(33%). P. aeruginosa was detected in 32 out of 69 CL containers(46%). Conclusion:Poorly managed CL or its container may result in infectious corneal ulcer. Present findings show the need of periodic medical examination and education of CL wearers.

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