Epidemiology of contact lens-related microbial keratitis

A useful reference for optometrists who seek to provide evidence-based preventive care in their contact lens practice.

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Introduction 

Our understanding of the epidemiology of contact lens-related microbial keratitis has benefited from a number of large, welldesigned studies. These include the first studies in the late 1980s through to recent studies which examined silicone hydrogels and daily disposables. In this article the evidence is reviewed from this body of research and the most important findings are summarised for the benefit of optometrists who seek to provide evidence-based preventive care in their contact lens practice.

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