Bacterial keratitis and corneal scarring secondary to cosmetic contact lens wear
Design: Case series.
Setting: Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town.
Result: There is an increased risk of bacterial keratitis with the use of contact lenses. This is more likely to occur in people who are not regular contact lens wearers and who do not practice adequate contact lens care.
Conclusion: The marketing and distribution of cosmetic contact lenses should be regulated, and people should be educated in correct contact lens care before purchase.
L M van Zyl, University of Cape Town
C Cook, University of Cape Town
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Date published: 2010-01-13
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