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Microbial keratitis associated with overnight wear of silicone hydrogel contact lenses

John A Landers and John L Crompton
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (3): 177-178.
Published online: 7 August 2006

To the Editor: Extended-wear silicone hydrogel contact lenses allow the convenience of 24-hour correction of refractive error and freedom from cleaning solutions and storage containers. However, they are associated with an increase in the risk of microbial keratitis when worn overnight compared with daily wear.1-5

  • John A Landers
  • John L Crompton

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA.

Correspondence: john.landers@bigpond.com

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