Poor hygiene, improper handling primary culprits in contact lens contamination

Environmental contamination was the primary source of microbes found on contact lens surfaces, highlighting the need for better patient education regarding lens handling and hygiene, according to a study published in Heliyon.
“The ocular surface is a newly described niche with the unique characteristics of microbiota,” Lunla Udomwech, MD, an assistant professor and lecturer in ophthalmology at Walailak University School of Medicine in Thailand, and colleagues wrote. “The present study provided more insight into the nature of bacterial microbiota on contact lenses.”

Environmental contamination was the primary source of microbes found on contact lens surfaces, highlighting the need for better patient education regarding lens handling and hygiene, according to a study published in Heliyon.
“The ocular surface is a newly described niche with the unique characteristics of microbiota,” Lunla Udomwech, MD, an assistant professor and lecturer in ophthalmology at Walailak University School of Medicine in Thailand, and colleagues wrote. “The present study provided more insight into the nature of bacterial microbiota on contact lenses.”