Contact lenses and travel: blessing or nightmare?
Bauer, Irmgard (2011) Contact lenses and travel: blessing or nightmare? Annals of The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, 12 (2). pp. 59-60.
|PDF (Published Version) - Repository staff only - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader|
View at Publisher Website: http://www.tropmed.org/
A large number of travellers wear contact lenses. Generally, a lack of hygiene is one of the main causes of contact lens-related infections, especially microbial keratitis with potentially severe complications. During travel, inappropriate short-cuts to lens care, and changes to wear patterns increase the risk of infections. This paper identifies a travel health issue in need of more attention, illustrated by a wide range of practical problems that travelling contact lens wearers face. One possible solution for some travellers is suggested. The article concludes with the recommendation that travel health advice needs to consider real-life travel situations and, together with ophthalmological advice find acceptable and safe compromises in the use of contact lenses to ensure optimal eye health during travel.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||contact lens, microbial keratitis, travel medicine, ophthalmic, eyes|
|FoR Codes:||11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 80%|
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 20%
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||22 Dec 2011 12:04|
|Last Modified:||22 Dec 2011 12:04|
Last 12 Months: 0
Repository Staff Only: item control page