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Contact lens-related visual loss in the context of microbial keratitis

Authors Mohammadpour M, Hosseini SS, Khorrami-Nejad M, Bazvand F

Received 29 October 2018

Accepted for publication 18 January 2019

Published 13 February 2019 Volume 2019:11 Pages 11—14

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTO.S192585

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Editor who approved publication: Mr Simon Berry


Mehrdad Mohammadpour,1 Seyedeh Simindokht Hosseini,1 Masoud Khorrami-Nejad,1,2 Fatemeh Bazvand1

1Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 2Department of Optometry, School of Rehabilitation, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: Microbial keratitis is a potentially blinding condition for those who do not receive rapid and proper treatment. The case of a healthy 26-year-old man who has worn extended-wear hydrogel soft contact lenses and developed a unilateral central corneal ulcer with underlying dense stromal infiltrates surrounded by subepithelial and superficial stromal opacity in a reticular pattern along with several complications is reported.

Keywords: infectious keratitis, contact lens, emergency penetrating keratoplasty


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