Keep An Eye Out For Contact Lens Problems
MedSun: Newsletter #43, December 2009

FDA Medical Device Safety website
By Eileen Woo

The FDA has received several reports of corneal ulcers, keratitis, and other eye infections associated with using daily disposable contact lenses for longer than the period recommended. Ophthalmologists and other eye care professionals believe the reported problems are caused by contact lens wearers’ poor hygiene and failure to follow directions when using and caring for these types of lenses. Reports of consumers wearing daily disposable contact lenses for 6 or 7 days instead of 1 day are of particular concern. Eye problems, including corneal ulcers, can develop rapidly and lead to loss of vision. This article gives precautions consumers can take to help prevent these problems.

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FDA Medical Device Safety website. Keep An Eye Out For Contact Lens Problems. Woo, Eileen. Reprinted from Nursing2009. Volume 39, Issue 11.

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