Microbial keratitis associated with plano tinted contact lenses

CLAO J. 1991 Oct;17(4):252-5.


The use of plano contact lenses for cosmetic purposes is a recent phenomenon. We report five cases of severe microbial keratitis associated with the use of these lenses. This subpopulation of patients who possess no refractive error are at risk of developing severe complications from contact lens wear. We have identified several issues which should be addressed by eye care professionals and regulatory agencies.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acanthamoeba Keratitis / etiology
  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Color
  • Contact Lenses / adverse effects*
  • Corneal Ulcer / microbiology
  • Enterobacter
  • Enterobacteriaceae Infections / etiology
  • Eye Infections, Bacterial / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Keratitis / microbiology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pseudomonas Infections / etiology
  • Visual Acuity