Antara Mukherjee1, Bikash Basu2, T.K.Chatterjee1*

1 Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata,India.

2 AMRI Medical Centre On Eye Division, Kolkata,India.

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Objective: To evaluate the ocular surface disorder in long term contact lens user with respect to different types of material used in India.

Methods : Data were collected over a 8 months period from 1st August 2009 to 31st March,2010,from AMRI Medical Centre on Eye Division, Kolkata. This study was done in a prospective manner and an analysis with regards to name, age, sex , refractive power, symptoms, duration of contact lens, diagnoses was done.

Results: Fourty four patients and fifty two eyes contact lens related complications were recorded. The mean age of this patient was 29.12 + 2 years and male to female ratio was 1:1.14.Giant Papillery Conjunctivitis was the most common ocular surface disorder found ii 18 no. of eyes (32.14%), among 31 (64.58%) of myopic patient it was found 13 no. of eyes (37.14%).Corneal Infiltrates occurred in 5 no. of eyes (35.71%),among the total 10 (20.83%) of the hyperopic patients. Most patients 16 no. of eyes (26.92%) wore their lenses on monthly disposable lens. Soft contact lens material was associated with the majority of the Allergic Conjunctivitis (9,16.07%), Bacterial Conjunctivitis (3,5.36%) were the commonest complication seen. Corneal warpage, Tight lens syndrome, Keratoconjunctivitis complications occur in small case.21.42% of eyes were found using soft contact lens material and only 5.36% of eyes were found using hard contact lens material.

Giant Papillery Conjunctivitis to soft lens wear was the most common complication, followed by Allergic conjunctivitis and Corneal Infiltrates seen in AMRI Medical Centre, Kolkata.

Keywords : Contact lens, complications, Giant Papillery Conjunctivitis, Myopic, Hyperopic, Keratoconjunctivitis.

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