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Viability of Acanthamoeba after exposure to a multipurpose disinfecting contact lens solution and two hydrogen peroxide systems
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    Disinfecting solutions: Authors' reply
    • Horst Aspöck, Professor of Medical Parasitology
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      • Julia Walochnik

    Dear Dr Pinna,

    Thank you very much for your response to our article on Acanthamoeba and contact lens disinfecting solutions. You are absolutely right, indeed, standard methods for testing of anti-Acanthamoeba effectivity of biocides are urgently needed. However, as such standards are not yet available, we used three different concentrations of amoebae, namely 103, 104, and 105 per ml (as stated in the Materials...

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    Acanthamoeba and disinfecting contact lens solutions

    Dear Editor

    I read with interest the article by Hiti et al.[1] on the susceptibility of Acanthamoeba to a multipurpose disinfecting contact lens solution and two hydrogen peroxide systems. The association between acanthamoeba keratitis and contact lens wear is now firmly established. Thus, the use of contact lens disinfecting solutions effective at killing Acanthamoeba organisms is important in pr...

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