Acanthoamoeba attachment to contact lenses

Alan Tomlinson, Peter Simmons, David Seal

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Dear Editor
We concur with Dr. Perilli et al’s suggestion that a number of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may have an affect on microbial attachment and that the field warrants further study. We certainly welcome the extension of the concept of the benefit of NSAIDs with contact lenses to the more specialized application of postphotorefractive keratectomy bandage lenses, which of course is particularly important because of the compromised cornea in such cases. Naturally, the use of diclofenac in a contact lens disinfecting solution would be problematic in light of its therapeutic actions, which we want to minimize in our application. But it is a nice side benefit when used postoperatively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-838
Number of pages2
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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