Ocular microbiome and contact lenses

The ocular microbiome of the contact lens wearer may be different than that of a person who does not wear contact lenses. Contact lenses can alter the composition of the ocular microbiome, increasing the risk of eye infections.

In particular, prolonged use of contact lenses can reduce the diversity of the ocular microbiome, favoring the growth of pathogenic bacteria. In addition, contact lenses can change the pH and composition of the tear, affecting the microbial environment of the eye.

To minimize the impact of contact lenses on the ocular microbiome, it is important to follow some precautions. For example, it is important to clean contact lenses regularly using a specific disinfectant solution. In addition, contact lenses should be replaced according to the manufacturer's instructions and should not be worn for prolonged periods.

Finally, if symptoms of eye infection develop, such as redness, itching, burning or secretions, it is important to consult an ophthalmologist as soon as possible for evaluation and proper treatment.


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