What is the prevalence of corneal ulcer and ulcerative keratitis in contact lens wearers?

Updated: Nov 08, 2018
  • Author: Jesse Borke, MD, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Infectious keratitis is significantly more common in contact lens wearers.

Authors from the United Kingdom also report an 8 times higher incidence of corneal invasive event in contact lens wearers who sleep in contact lenses compared with wearers who use lenses only during the waking hours. [5]


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