Antara Mukherjee1, Bikash Basu2, T.K.Chatterjee 1*

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

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

Running Title: Contact lens complications in Indian patients

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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.

Conclusion: 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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