Corneal ulcers in house staff: are risk factors identifiable?

W. A. Chambers, Michael W Belin, D. M. Parenti, G. L. Simon

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Abstract

Thirty-six incoming house officers and 20 incoming third-year medical students had conjunctival cultures taken before and after hospital exposure. The groups were divided evenly between contact-lens and noncontact-lens wearers. A decrease in incidence of positive conjunctival cultures was observed after hospital exposure. Within this group, a lower incidence of positive cultures was observed in contact-lens wearers compared with noncontact-lens wearers. The clinical records of corneal ulcer patients during a three-year period from October 1982 through October 1985 were also reviewed. Significant associated risk factors were identified, the largest of which was contact-lens wear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-175
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology
Volume20
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Corneal Ulcer
Contact Lenses
Internship and Residency
Lenses
Incidence
Medical Students

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Chambers, W. A., Belin, M. W., Parenti, D. M., & Simon, G. L. (1988). Corneal ulcers in house staff: are risk factors identifiable? Annals of Ophthalmology, 20(5), 172-175.

Corneal ulcers in house staff : are risk factors identifiable? / Chambers, W. A.; Belin, Michael W; Parenti, D. M.; Simon, G. L.

In: Annals of Ophthalmology, Vol. 20, No. 5, 05.1988, p. 172-175.

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Chambers, WA, Belin, MW, Parenti, DM & Simon, GL 1988, 'Corneal ulcers in house staff: are risk factors identifiable?', Annals of Ophthalmology, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 172-175.
Chambers, W. A. ; Belin, Michael W ; Parenti, D. M. ; Simon, G. L. / Corneal ulcers in house staff : are risk factors identifiable?. In: Annals of Ophthalmology. 1988 ; Vol. 20, No. 5. pp. 172-175.
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