Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Short Communication Volume 4 Issue 12

Future Prospect of Antimicrobial Contact Lens Cases

Gaurav Kumar Bharadwaj1 and Joydeep Dutta2*

1Department of Optometry and Vision Science, Amity Medical School, Amity University, Haryana, Gurugram, India
2Department of Chemistry, Amity School of Applied Sciences, Amity University, Haryana, Gurugram, India

*Corresponding Author: Joydeep Dutta, Department of Chemistry, Amity School of Applied Sciences, Amity University, Haryana, Gurugram, India.

Received: October 11, 2021 ; Published: November 09, 2021

Contact lenses are worn by 145 million persons worldwide as a mode of vision correction. Although using contact lenses is typically safe but it can cause eye irritation and infection. In addition, microbes can contaminate contact lenses during their use leading to the development of microbial keratitis and corneal infiltrates. Microorganisms such as coagulase negative staphylococci found on the skin of eyelids as well as conjunctiva are the most prevalent microbes that infect lenses. Most studies estimate that 40-50 percent of lenses based on hydrogel or silicon hydrogels are contaminated, with minimal variation in rates reported from different geographical regions including Australia, India, and USA. In addition, daily disposable as well as daily wear and extended wear contact lenses are also having chances of contamination [1]. With these views, the above-mentioned issues associated with contact lenses can be overcome by developing antimicrobial coated contact lens cases, which would be quite promising for preventing case-borne infection.

References

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Citation

Citation: Gaurav Kumar Bharadwaj and Joydeep Dutta. “Future Prospect of Antimicrobial Contact Lens Cases".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 4.12 (2021): 32-33.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Gaurav Kumar Bharadwaj and Joydeep Dutta. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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