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What's lurking in your contact lens solution can cause you to go blind

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New findings will be presented at a Society for the General Microbiology meeting in Liverpool, England on Wednesday to announce new medical research findings. According to a new study, bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens’ changing solution.

On Wednesday it’ll be announced, researchers have examined different strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This particular strain causes microbial keratitis, which is an inflammation and ulceration of the cornea that can cause loss of vision.

Although most of the strains were killed within 10 minutes, with the exception of strain numbered 39016, it was the Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain which lasts in the solution for over four hours.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa (strain 9027) is the standard strain used in all tests by the actual makers of the actual disinfectant solutions, and researchers have gathered nine different strains to compare with the Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain by using hospital patients in Britain.

Because the microbial keratitis can be extremely dangerous for people, it’s important that the rick of developing this strain in the body is reduced. Researchers suggest that testing contact lens solutions should determine if all strains of, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, can be killed.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) say that Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections typically can occur in people in hospitals or with weakened immune systems, hence the reason why using hospital patients for testing has become very important. This strain can spread on the body, including hands, so maintaining good hygiene can help in lowering the risk for infection.



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