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Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

Swimming Against the Current

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  • A systematic study of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) has identified risks associated with contact lens hygiene, contaminated water, and swimming or showering while wearing contact lenses
  • Introducing polyhexanide therapy has had a dramatic effect on patient outcomes
  • Research into AK has had a profound impact on developing new guidelines and regulations for contact lenses and developing new standards of care around the world.

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John Dart

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK.

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