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October 1983

Pseudomonas Corneal Ulcer With Extended-Wear Soft Contact Lenses for Myopia

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago. Dr Hassman is now in practice in San Francisco.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(10):1549-1550. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040020551008

• Extended-wear soft contact lenses for myopic correction are becoming a more frequent alternative to spectacles. The risk of corneal ulceration with their use exists. In our patient, a 29-year-old woman, a severe Pseudomonas aeruginosa corneal ulcer developed after the use of extended-wear contact lenses for myopia.

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