Leyla Manafli, Saulius Galgauskas


Microbial keratitis is frequently encountered condition in otherwise healthy individuals using contact lenses. Hygiene factors and usage of inappropriate cleansing solutions are the leading causes of contact lens related microbial keratitis in healthy population. The aim of this paper is to review the risk factors predisposing to this condition, most common causative agents and their pat­hologic mechanisms, diagnostic methods and treatment options.

Raktžodžiai: Mikrobinis keratitas, kontaktiniai lęšiai, su kontaktiniais lęšiais susijęs mikrobinis keratitas, infek­cija, Acanthamoeba keratitas (AK), Pseudomonas aeru­ginosa keratitas, grybelinis keratitas (FK).

Keyword(s): Microbial keratitis, contact lenses, contact lens related microbial keratitis, infection, Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK), Pseudomonas aeruginosa keratitis, fungal keratitis (FK).

DOI: 10.35988/sm-hs.2024.132
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