Researchers at University College London found a type of corneal infection increasing in contact lens wearers. Acanthamoeba keratitis is found to be tripled in People of U.K since 2011 says a recent study. A study led by consultant Ophthalmologists Dr. John Dart from Moorfields eye hospital says there are 2 cases of such type of keratitis being seen from 100,000 contact lens wearers. The study shows that the cases are seen more in U.K than any other parts of the world and 85% of them are contact lens wearers.
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A separate study on more than 270 people who use daily disposable contact lens showed that there is 3 times more risk among those who lack hygiene, who didn’t wash and dry their hands before handling contact lens, who swim with contact lens on. Use of disinfectants like “oxipol” which contains hydrogen peroxide has been found a dangerous factor to increase the risk of Acanthamoeba keratitis.
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