The red eye in contact lens wearers: A high risk presentation

Cronin, B., Todd, B. and Lee, G. (2007) The red eye in contact lens wearers: A high risk presentation. Australian Family Physician, 36 10: 831-832.

Author Cronin, B.
Todd, B.
Lee, G.
Title The red eye in contact lens wearers: A high risk presentation
Journal name Australian Family Physician   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-8495
Publication date 2007-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 36
Issue 10
Start page 831
End page 832
Total pages 2
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Royal Australain College of General Practitioners
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract Sore eyes are a common primary care presentation. Within this group, contact lens wearers are at risk of developing serious complications and should be identified accordingly. Contact lens associated bacterial keratitis is a sight pathogen from corneal scrapings in patients who wear contact lenses and develop this condition. Pseudomonas is not sensitive to chloramphenicol and as such, will not respond to the most commonly prescribed antibiotic for sore eyes. These patients require urgent referral for corneal scrapings to allow culture and sensitivity, which will direct treatment. (author abstract)
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