Contact Lens Versus Non-Contact Lens-Related Corneal Ulcers at an Academic Center.

Published on Sep 1, 2019in Eye & Contact Lens-science and Clinical Practice1.521
· DOI :10.1097/ICL.0000000000000568
Lisa Bennett1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UCLA: University of California, Los Angeles),
Hugo Y. Hsu13
Estimated H-index: 13
+ 5 AuthorsSean L. Edelstein9
Estimated H-index: 9
Purpose:To compare the infectious contact lens–related corneal ulcer (CLRU) and non-CLRU cases at Saint Louis University.Methods:Retrospective review of corneal ulcer cases identified by search of the ophthalmology and microbiology department databases between 1999 and 2016.Results:Six hundred seven
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