Ulcerative keratitis among users of contact lenses

Steven E. Mayer, Arthur B. Epstein, Joseph M. Freedman, Oliver D. Schein, Robert J. Glynn, Eugene C. Poggio, Johanna M. Seddon, Kenneth R. Kenyon

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To the Editor: The two articles1,2 and the editorial3 (Sept. 21 issue) on the risks of extended-wear contact lenses reveal the serious deleterious effects of extended wear and poor hygiene in the cleaning of soft lenses. However, there are two points to be made in favor of limited extended wear of the appropriate soft lenses: the risk of corneal abrasion as a result of daily insertion and removal of the lenses, and the increased possibility of contamination of the lenses when daily cleaning is performed with nonsterile, homemade saline solutions in order to reduce the cost of cleaning. Thus, it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)700-701
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Mar 8 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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