The use of biomaterials in periocular and intraocular sites has resulted in some ocular inflammations and infections which can result in vision-threatening ocular disease. This review addresses bacterial interactions with, and adherence to ocular biomaterials such as soft contact lenses, surgical suture materials, and intraocular lenses. In addition, adherence of Acanthamoeba to soft contact lenses is described, and the role of these lenses in the development of Acanthamoeba keratitis is discussed.
Medical Subject Headings: eye diseasessense organsgenetic structures
free text keywords: Biomaterial, soft contact lens, suture, intraocular lens, bacteria, Acanthamoeba, adherence, P. aeruginosa, S. epidermidis, S. aureus, Biological Engineering