Molecular genetic investigations of contaminated contact lens storage cases as reservoirs of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Keratitis.
Summary of "Molecular genetic investigations of contaminated contact lens storage cases as reservoirs of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Keratitis."
To elucidate the reservoirs of Pseudomonas aeruginosa keratitis associated with contact lens (CL) wear by using a molecular genotyping method.
Department of Ophthalmology, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima, Japan.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Japanese journal of ophthalmology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21191715
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10384-010-0874-1
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Contact Lens Solutions
Sterile solutions used to clean and disinfect contact lenses.
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Lens Implantation, Intraocular
Insertion of an artificial lens to replace the natural CRYSTALLINE LENS after CATARACT EXTRACTION or to supplement the natural lens which is left in place.
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