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April 1974

Infections With the Therapeutic Soft Lens

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Department of Ophthalmology, New York Hospital—Cornell University Medical Center, New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;91(4):275-277. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.03900060285007

Six of 36 severely diseased eyes wearing soft contact lenses for therapy for at least two months developed corneal infections. An additional two eyes developed severe conjunctival infections. In eyes wearing soft lenses, treatment with corticosteroids and antibiotics should be avoided, if possible.