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      Contamination of Contact-Lens-Related Sources with Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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          The studies conducted sought to estimate contamination of contact lens (CL) storage cases and commercial solutions with Pseudomonas aeruginosa as well as to investigate everyday sources, which the CL wearer uses or comes into contact with. The studies revealed that 13.1% of storage lens cases and 5.1% of commercial solutions in use were positive for the bacterium. Ten hermetically sealed CL solutions were tested for possible contamination, but these all proved to be sterile. In addition, environmental samples, of both a solid and liquid nature, yielded relatively high contamination rates with this opportunistic bacterium. Results showed that common sources, which the CL wearer is in contact with, possess P. aeruginosa and this may indeed predispose to corneal infections.

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          Journal
          OPH
          Ophthalmologica
          10.1159/issn.0030-3755
          Ophthalmologica
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3755
          1423-0267
          2000
          October 2000
          10 August 2000
          : 214
          : 5
          : 324-331
          Affiliations
          aDepartment of Pathology, St. Luke’s Hospital, in collaboration with the Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta; bDepartment of Pathology, St. Luke’s Hospital, Msida; cOphthalmic surgeon, M’Scala, Malta
          Article
          27514 Ophthalmologica 2000;214:324–331
          10.1159/000027514
          10965245
          f75a39fc-658e-4f6d-8949-790414dbfbf1
          © 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Tables: 6, References: 23, Pages: 8
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          Vision sciences,Ophthalmology & Optometry,Pathology
          Contact lens,Keratitis,Overwear,<italic>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</italic>

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