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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

EYEDROP TO PREVENT CORNEAL ULCERS IN CONTACT LENS WEARERS

Optometry and Vision Science - Abstract: Volume 84(5) May 2007 p 429-434 The Effect of Octylglucoside and Sodium Cholate in Staphylococcus epidermidis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa Adhesion to Soft Contact Lenses.

Octylglucoside is a surfactant that inhibits pseudomonas adhesion to silicone hydrogel and conventional contact lenses. Perhaps it could be formulated as an eyedrop for extended wear users to decrease their risk of corneal ulcers.

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