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Contact lens keratitis

Debarun Dutta, Ajay K Vijay, Naresh Kumar, Mark D P Willcox
Purpose: To determine the ability of antimicrobial peptide melimine-coated contact lenses to reduce the incidence of microbial keratitis (MK) in a rabbit model of contact lens wear. Methods: In vitro antimicrobial activity of melimine-coated contact lenses was determined against Pseudomonas aeruginosa by viable count and a radiolabeled assay. The amount of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) associated with bacteria bound to melimine-coated and control lenses was determined...
October 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
David T Truong, Minh-Thuy Bui, H Dwight Cavanagh
PURPOSE: To review the epidemiology, risk factors, microbiologic spectrum, and treatment of microbial keratitis during a 5-year period at an urban public hospital in comparison with an adjacent private university practice. METHODS: Retrospective chart review in the 5-year interval, 2009 through 2014. Primary outcome measures included patient age at presentation, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), risk factors, culture and sensitivities, treatment, and complication occurrence...
October 7, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
Ali Kal, Mustafa Ilker Toker, Serpil Kaya
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of widely used multipurpose contact lens solutions against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, in addition to cystic and trophozoite forms of Acanthamoeba castellanii and A. polyphaga, that cause microbial keratitis. METHODS: Three multipurpose solutions were tested: SOLO-care, ReNu, and Opti-Free Express. The test solutions were challenged with P. aeruginosa (ATCC 27853) and S. aureus (ATCC 2913) based on the ISO stand-alone and regiment test procedure for disinfecting products, A...
October 13, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Winai Chaidaroon, Sumet Supalaset
PURPOSE: To describe corneal ring infiltrates caused by Serratia marcescens in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) who wore contact lenses. METHODS: A case study of a patient with keratitis due to an infection caused by S. marcescens and exhibiting corneal ring infiltrates was reviewed for history, clinical manifestation, microscopic study, and management. RESULTS: A 29-year-old man who had a history of contact lens wear and HIV-1 infection was admitted to hospital because of blurred vision, redness, and corneal infiltrates in the shape of a ring in the left eye...
May 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
Yvonne T Wu, Connie Tam, Lucia S Zhu, David J Evans, Suzanne M J Fleiszig
PURPOSE: The type III secretion system (T3SS) is a significant virulence determinant for Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Using a rodent model, we found that contact lens (CL)-related corneal infections were associated with lens surface biofilms. Here, we studied the impact of human tear fluid on CL-associated biofilm growth and T3SS expression. METHODS: P. aeruginosa biofilms were formed on contact lenses for up to 7 days with or without human tear fluid, then exposed to tear fluid for 5 or 24 h...
September 23, 2016: Ocular Surface
Azar Shokri, Shahabeddin Sarvi, Ahmad Daryani, Mehdi Sharif
Acanthamoeba, a free-living amoeba, is widely distributed in the environment, water sources, soil, dust, and air. It can cause keratitis in contact lens wearers with poor hygiene and also fatal granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE) in immunocompromised hosts. The aim of this study was to gain some insights into the distribution and genotypes of the potentially pathogenic species of Acanthamoeba present in water sources in north of Iran. Total 43 Acanthamoeba species were isolated from 77 water samples taken from different water sources within the Mazandaran province in Northern Iran (Sari city and suburbs)...
August 2016: Korean Journal of Parasitology
Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Yousuf Aqeel, Naveed Ahmed Khan
For the past several decades, there has been little improvement in the morbidity and mortality associated with Acanthamoeba keratitis and Acanthamoeba encephalitis respectively. The discovery of a plethora of anti-Acanthamoebic compound(s) has not yielded effective marketed chemotherapeutics. The development of novel anti-Acanthamoebic chemotherapies of translational value and a lack of interest by the pharmaceutical industry has been disappointing. On the other hand, the market for contact lenses/contact lens disinfectants is a multibillion-dollar industry and has been successful and profitable...
September 6, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Erika Orosz, Ágnes Farkas, István Kucsera
Acanthamoeba species are free-living amebae that can be found in almost every range of environments. Within this genus, numerous species are recognized as human pathogens, potentially causing Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK). AK is a corneal disease that is predominantly associated with contact lens use, the epidemiology of which is related to the specific genotype of Acanthamoeba. This study reports seven (7/16; 43.75%) positive cases. Detection of Acanthamoeba in corneal scrapings is based on cultivation and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) combined with the molecular taxonomic identification method...
September 2016: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
Manali Hazarika, Vijaya Pai H, Vinay Khanna, Harish Reddy, Kriti Tilak, Kiran Chawla
PURPOSE: To report a rare case of polymicrobial keratitis due to Balantidium coli and gram-negative bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae, in a soft contact lens (CL) wearer. METHODS: We report a case of CL-related keratitis due to B. coli, P. aeruginosa, and K. pneumoniae. RESULTS: The culture of the corneal scrapings, the CL cleaning solution, and the CL revealed the growth of a rare ciliated parasite, B. coli, along with gram-negative bacteria, namely, P...
August 24, 2016: Cornea
Mehmet Karakuş, Mehmet Aykur, Yusuf Özbel, Seray Töz, Hande Dağcı
Acanthamoeba is one of the most common free-living amoebas (FLA) that present in environment. In humans, Acanthamoeba can cause an infection of the eye termed Acanthamoeba keratitis, which mostly occurs in contact lens wearers. In the present study, we aimed to screen the presence of Acanthamoeba DNA in stray dogs using previously collected conjunctival swab samples in a hyper-endemic area for canine leishmaniasis. Totally, 184 dogs were included in the study and 27 of them (14.6%) were found positive for Acanthamoeba according to the 18s rRNA gene sequencing...
August 18, 2016: Acta Tropica
Carla Sofia Ferreira, Luis Figueira, Nuno Moreira-Gonçalves, Raúl Moreira, Luis Torrão, Fernando Falcão-Reis
OBJECTIVES: To study the microbial profile, antibiotic susceptibility pattern, risk factors, therapeutic trends, and clinical outcomes for microbial keratitis (MK) in a tertiary health care center. METHODS: All cases with suspected bacterial keratitis that were followed at consultation from September 2007 to August 2015 were included. Microbial cultures were obtained and patients were managed following an internal protocol. RESULTS: Two hundred thirty-five patients were included, with a mean age of 50...
July 12, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
Jennifer R Cope, Sarah A Collier, Krithika Srinivasan, Erkinay Abliz, Ann Myers, Courtney J Millin, Andrew Miller, Michelle E Tarver
Keratitis (inflammation of the cornea) can result from contact lens wear or other causes. Keratitis from all causes, including contact lens wear, results in approximately 1 million clinic and emergency department visits annually, with an estimated cost of $175 million in direct health care expenditures in 2010 (1). Approximately 41 million U.S. residents wear contact lenses, and in 2014, >99% of contact lens wearers surveyed reported at least one behavior that puts them at risk for a contact lens-related eye infection (2)...
August 19, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Mahesh K Bandara, Simin Masoudi, Hua Zhu, Rani Bandara, Mark D P Willcox
PURPOSE: To investigate the ability of protamine, alone or in combination with other antimicrobial agents, to kill bacteria and fungi associated with contact lens-related keratitis. METHODS: The International Organization for Standardization 14729:2001 procedure was used to test the antimicrobial activity of solutions of protamine (23-228 μM) with and without polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) and ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA). The recommended ISO panel of microbes along with six clinical isolates was tested...
August 17, 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
Akshatha Ranganatha, Mrinal Rana, Aidan Murray
Serratia liquefaciens is a rarely encountered gram-negative organism in ophthalmology practice. The only reported ocular infections are from contamination of contact lenses. The authors report the first case of a patient who developed orbital cellulitis secondary to severe S. liquefaciens microbial keratitis.
July 27, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
Adam Meeney, Mathew Raynor, Matthew Edwards, Hardeep Singh Mudhar
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical, imaging, and histopathological features of a highly unusual, postcontact lens removal scenario in a 29-year-old woman. Most documented cases recover good vision but differ significantly from our case. METHODS: A 29-year-old woman presented to the Eye Casualty Department as she was unable to remove her right soft contact lens after having inadvertently slept wearing soft contact lenses. During removal, extensive axial corneal epithelial sloughing occurred...
October 2016: Cornea
Sangita P Patel, Jamie L Schaefer, Ryan Jaber, Joyce Paterson, Weiguo Liu, Federico Gonzalez-Fernandez
Purpose. Acanthamoeba keratitis remains a difficult diagnosis despite advances in genetic and imaging technologies. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the utility of cytology smears for diagnosis of Acanthamoeba keratitis. Methods. This is a case study of the diagnostic course for a patient with suspected Acanthamoeba keratitis. Results. A 40-year-old male with poor contact lens hygiene presented with severe left eye pain. Slit lamp examination showed two peripheral ring infiltrates without an epithelial defect...
2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Rachel Lee, Edward E Manche
PURPOSE: To estimate incidence, temporal trends, and factors associated with inpatient hospitalization due to corneal ulcers in the United States. METHODS: Data on inpatient hospitalizations due to corneal ulcers between 2002 and 2012 were reviewed using the National Inpatient Sample. A literature review was conducted to identify the most common causes of corneal ulcers, and use of contact lenses. RESULTS: An estimated 19,878 patients were seen in US emergency departments for evaluation of corneal ulcers in 2012...
August 2016: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
J Lübke, C Auw-Hädrich, T Meyer-Ter-Vehn, E Emrani, T Reinhard
BACKGROUND: Fungal keratitis is much less common in Europe than in Asia. Antifungal therapy can be applied topically as well as systemically and in advanced situations surgical intervention can become necessary. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 60-year-old woman who suffered from Fusarium keratitis that showed progression to endophthalmitis following contact lens wearing. Due to numerous resistances against antimycotic drugs the eye had to be enucleated to prevent the pathogens from spreading...
June 20, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
Renaud Laballe, Jonathan Vigne, Eric Denion, Florian Lemaitre, Didier Goux, Pierre-Jean Pisella
PURPOSE: Bacterial keratitis is a sight threatening infection of the cornea which remains one of the most important potential complications of contact lens use. If the corneal ulcer is small, peripheral with no impending perforation present, intensive monotherapy with fluoroquinolones could be used. Therefore, a study was conducted with the objective to provide pharmacological data of the intra-ocular diffusion after administration of Ofloxacin using a scleral lens reservoir, as well as an evaluation of surface tolerability in rabbits...
October 2016: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
Jian-Fei Huang, Jing Zhong, Guo-Pu Chen, Zuan-Tao Lin, Yuqing Deng, Yong-Lin Liu, Piao-Yang Cao, Bowen Wang, Yantao Wei, Tianfu Wu, Jin Yuan, Gang-Biao Jiang
Fungal keratitis, a severe ocular disease, is one of the leading causes of ocular morbidity and blindness, yet it is often neglected, especially in developing countries. Therapeutic efficacy of traditional treatment such as eye drops is very limited due to poor bioavailability, whereas intraocular injection might cause serious side effects. Herein, we designed and fabricated a hybrid hydrogel-based contact lens which comprises quaternized chitosan (HTCC), silver nanoparticles, and graphene oxide (GO) with a combination of antibacterial and antifungal functions...
July 26, 2016: ACS Nano
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