Navigation Links
Doctors of Optometry Urge Contact Lens Wearers to Be Vigilant With Lens Hygiene and Compliance in Flood Areas
Date:6/19/2008

ST. LOUIS, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- As flooding continues to expand across much of the Midwest, the American Optometric Association (AOA) reminds contact lens wearers to closely follow hygiene and compliance instructions issued by their eye doctor. Higher temperatures combined with standing water can mean an increase in the number of cases of eye infections. In particular, the Acanthamoeba parasite and other micro-organisms can contaminate the lens case and infect the cornea. Water contaminated with Acanthamoeba can come from lakes, rivers, and swimming pools. Acanthamoeba infections are rare, but can be dangerous and threaten a person's vision if not properly detected and treated.

Doctors of optometry recommend that lens wearers take the following precautions to avoid exposing their eyes to Acanthamoeba or other flood-related eye infections:

-- Remove contact lenses prior to entering flood waters or before other water activities including swimming

-- Contact lens wearers who regularly sleep in contact lenses as prescribed should refrain from doing so if exposed to water

-- Always sterilize contact lens cases and wash and dry hands prior to handling lenses

"Contact lenses are among the safest forms of vision correction," said Dr. Louise Sclafani, chair of the AOA's Contact Lens and Cornea Section. "Patients can and should take an active role in protecting themselves from eye infections by carefully following their optometrist's instructions regarding care of contact lenses."

According to the AOA, proper lens hygiene and compliance includes using fresh cleaning or disinfecting solution each time lenses are cleaned and stored. Additionally, most solutions are approved for use without rubbing; however, optometrists are recommending that patients rub their lenses to enhance cleaning for additional safety.

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel met last week to address contact lens safety and compliance
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Optometric Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. UK junior doctors gaining less experience of common procedures
2. Doctors Often Miss High Blood Pressure in Kids
3. One-fourth of HIV patients believe their doctors stigmatize them
4. Annual flu shot cuts need for doctors visits, hospitalization among children
5. Teens need to see their doctors more often
6. Doctors and medical ethicist discuss whether doctors should participate in capital punishment
7. Doctors and Medical Ethicist Discuss Whether Doctors Should Participate in Capital Punishment
8. South Texas Doctors Report More Severe Cases of Community Staph Super Bug Hospitalizing Children
9. Maimonides Expands Circulation of Physicians Practice Journal to Staten Island Doctors
10. Doctors Debate Drugs vs. Surgery for Angina
11. UCI Medical Affiliates Inc. Opens a New Doctors Care Center in Anderson
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/4/2015)... Professionals with disabilities are eager to work, technologically savvy ... a new Think Beyond the Label survey. , In ... disabilities , respondents also say they use and would ... are geared to people with disabilities, to help them ... job search tools are used by nearly all job ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... 2015 Nurses, healthcare professionals and the ... Nurses Association (ACNA) to learn about why cannabis is ... of illnesses and conditions. The one-day continuing education (CE) ... offered on April 1 or April 2 at Aloft ... by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Bar, Calif. (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 ... leading provider of enterprise Time and Attendance / ... successfully migrated to NOVAtime SaaS Workforce Management ... its time and attendance processes. , Since ... those with developmental disabilities with the best quality ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... 03, 2015 Today, Steve Weatherford, current ... Seahawks wide receiver, announced the donation of their brains ... Brain Injury Awareness Month. In an effort to raise ... importance of brain health, Rice and Weatherford spoke of ... need to make brain health a priority to avoid ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... March 03, 2015 The Rheumatology ... expectation of excellence in care and safe practice for ... of the RNS that biologic infusions are administered in ... direct supervision of a registered nurse (RN), as defined ... anaphylaxis can occur in patients receiving these medications during ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Job Seekers with Disabilities Seek Targeted Outreach from Employers and Online Job Search Tools, says New Think Beyond The Label Survey 2Health News:Job Seekers with Disabilities Seek Targeted Outreach from Employers and Online Job Search Tools, says New Think Beyond The Label Survey 3Health News:American Cannabis Nurses Association Announces Speaker Lineup for Educational Seminar in Cleveland 2Health News:American Cannabis Nurses Association Announces Speaker Lineup for Educational Seminar in Cleveland 3Health News:Innovative Services, Inc. Successfully Migrates to Cloud-Based NOVAtime Workforce Management Solution to Support Growth and Improve Payroll Processing Time 2Health News:Innovative Services, Inc. Successfully Migrates to Cloud-Based NOVAtime Workforce Management Solution to Support Growth and Improve Payroll Processing Time 3Health News:Steve Weatherford and Sidney Rice Reveal Donation for Brain Injury Awareness Month 2Health News:Administration of Biologic Infusions: A Position Statement of the Rheumatology Nurses Society 2
... identified an unexpected molecular marker that predicts how ... Triple-negative breast cancers --which do not express ... and do not have Her2/neu overexpression or amplification-- ... disease and cannot be treated with endocrine or ...
... By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, ... early stage prostate cancer, those who have the prostate gland ... a "watchful waiting" approach, according to a new long-term study ... to be practice-changing, said Dr. Richard E. Greenberg, chief of ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- ... rectify ventricular fibrillation, a severely abnormal heart rhythm, in ... death, according to new research. The device, called ... in Europe and is undergoing review by the U.S. ...
... In three new studies published in the May issue of ... Medicine researchers reveal the staggering economic impact of toxic chemicals ... to mandate testing of new chemicals and also those already ... of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of ...
... and DES MOINES, Iowa, May 4, 2011 The Donald ... million grant from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation to bring ... grant will help fund the completion of the development of ... who depend upon sorghum as their staple diet. DuPont ...
... The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has licensed ... tumors by modifying the actions of proteins. Today,s ... To move laboratory discoveries more rapidly into therapeutics that ... The drug, ONCO-101, is being licensed to Syracuse, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Gene expression predicts chemotherapy sensitivity of triple-negative breast cancer 2Health News:Aggressive Treatment May Be Beneficial for Early Prostate Cancer 2Health News:Aggressive Treatment May Be Beneficial for Early Prostate Cancer 3Health News:New Defibrillator Shows Promise in Small Study 2Health News:Estimated costs of environmental disease in children at $76.6 billion per year 2Health News:Estimated costs of environmental disease in children at $76.6 billion per year 3Health News:Grant funds next phase in bringing healthier sorghum closer to underserved communities 2Health News:TGen licenses first drug for patient use in clinical care 2
(Date:3/3/2015)... 3, 2015  UnaliWear announces the market preview of ... seniors that guards against wandering and provides support for ... wearable – the Kanega watch ( http://www.UnaliWear.com ) – ... an easy speech interface rather than buttons, use cellular ... input. The watch goes wherever the ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... -- American Biosurgical, LLC ("ABI") ( www.americanbiosurgical.com ) a ... in the design, development and production of innovative ... device companies has announced the acquisition of MTI ... cable manufacturer based in North Carolina.  The new ... name MTI Medical Cables.  The ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... March 3, 2015  Michigan brothers Dominique Larkin , ... arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, or ARVD, a disease that causes ... death among young athletes. In 2007, doctors discovered ... game. They later tested Dominique and found his "condition was ... 19, 2015 story in The Ann Arbor News , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:UnaliWear's Wearable For Seniors Extends Independence With Advanced Technology 2American Biosurgical Acquires MTI Corporation 2Younger of 2 Brothers on the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Gets a Donor Heart Transplant 2Younger of 2 Brothers on the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Gets a Donor Heart Transplant 3
For use in implant resection arthroplasty of the trapeziometacarpal joint in cases of rheumatoid, degenerative or post-traumatic arthritis....
... Hand Implant System utilizes the same proven ... replacements. The SR™ Hand Implant System ... prostheses including minimal bone resection, surface replacement ... surfaces, retention and/or repositioning of the ligamentous ...
The NeurOptics Pupillometer is a portable instrument used to measure pupils to screen candidates for refractive procedures and other ophthalmic applications....
... TrinicaTM anterior cervical plate system features ... preferences and patient needs. Trinica system gives ... to each patient's unique anatomy. Flexibility is ... system-from plate design and the innovative Secure-TwistTM ...
Medicine Products: