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Incidence of keratitis of varying severity among contact lens wearers
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    • Philip B. Morgan, Research Manager, Eurolens Research
    • Other Contributors:
      • Nathan Efron, Elizabeth A Hil, Mathew K Raynor, Mark A Whiting, and Andrew B Tullo

    Dear Editor,

    We are pleased at the interest shown by Dr. Stapleton and colleagues in our work [1] and we note their endorsement of our approach in adopting a clinical severity classification system for the assessment of contact lens associated keratitis.

    Dr. Stapleton and colleagues have expressed concern at the high incidence of severe keratitis that we reported for hydrogel extended wear lenses. They sugg...

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    Comment: Incidence of keratitis of varying severity amongst contact lens wearers
    • Fiona Stapleton, Associate Professor
    • Other Contributors:
      • Lisa Keay, Katie Edwards, Thomas Navidulath, Cherry Radford, Brien Holden, John Dart

    Dear Editor,

    We would like to congratulate the authors on their recent paper ‘Incidence of keratitis of varying severity amongst contact lens wearers’ [1]. The use of a clinical severity matrix as described by Aasuri et al. [2] is a useful tool in the classification of contact lens related infiltrates and provides insight to the spectrum of acute lesions presenting to an ophthalmic casualty unit. The proportion...

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