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Single use disposable contact lenses should cut risk

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 23 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:808
  1. Matthew Edwards,
  2. Keith Davey
  1. Senior house officer Senior registrar Department of Ophthalmology, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds LS2 9NS

    EDITOR,--Cherry F Radford and colleagues show that the use of daily wear disposable contact lenses is a major risk factor for acanthamoeba keratitis, attributable largely to inadequate disinfection.1

    Analysing type of disposable contact lenses, the authors claim a crude minimum relative risk for Acuvue of 2.63. Acuvue were the first disposable lenses introduced into Britain and have been marketed nationwide from 1988. …

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