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September 1978

Soft Contact Lenses and Infection-Reply

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(9):1700. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060306029

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In Reply.  —This gives us yet another opportunity to discuss this complication in cosmetic soft contact lens wearers. Dr Purcell and I presented a report on bacterial corneal ulcers in soft lens wearers at the American Medical Association convention in San Francisco in June 1977. At that time the report of Cooper and Constable was very much a part of the presentation. It was interesting to find, asking the audience of about 100 ophthalmologists, that nearly all in the room admitted to having seen bacterial corneal ulcers in cosmetic soft contact lens wearers. Since the articles of Cooper and Constable and our report, I have informally found that many ophthalmologists, especially those specializing in corneal disease, have had a similar experience.