Bacteria and parasites in contact lenses of asymptomatic wearers in Nigeria

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Emina, Michael Osita; Idu, Faustina Kemdinum;
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: Journal of Optometry, volume 4, issue 2, pages 69-74 (issn: 1888-4296)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/S1888-4296(11)70044-9, pmc: PMC3974398
  • Subject: Parasitological | RE1-994 | No growth | Disposable hydrogel contact lenses | Original Article | Extended wear silicone hydrogel contact lenses | QC350-467 | Culture | Ophthalmology | Optometry | Optics. Light | Contact lenses
    mesheuropmc: genetic structures | sense organs | eye diseases

Purpose: This is to determine the prevalence of bacterial and parasitic flora in asymptomatic disposable and extended contact lens wearers in Lagos State, Nigeria. Methods: The study was carried out on 156 contact lenses from 78 asymptomatic wearers between the ages ... View more
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