Anti-staphylococcal Effect of a Nephrite-containing Contact Lens Storage Case

Published on Aug 15, 2020in Journal of The Korean Ophthalmological Society
· DOI :10.3341/JKOS.2020.61.8.868
Su Hwan Park2
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Su Hwan Park1
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+ 6 AuthorsJi Eun Lee18
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