Picture of two heads

Open Access research that challenges the mind...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including those from the School of Psychological Sciences & Health - but also papers by researchers based within the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

Anti-Acanthamoeba efficacy in contact lens disinfecting systems

Beattie, T.K. and Tomlinson, A. and Seal, D. (2002) Anti-Acanthamoeba efficacy in contact lens disinfecting systems. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 86 (11). pp. 1310-1320. ISSN 0007-1161

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

Hiti et al produced an interesting study investigating the susceptibility of three strains of Acanthamoeba to a PHMB (polyhexamethylene biguanide) based multipurpose solution (MPS), a one step peroxide system (3% H2O2), and a two step peroxide system (0.6% H2O2). However, no comment was made regarding the choice of strains tested, only one of which (A castellanii 4CL) was typical of those that cause keratitis in humans. Although testing of all three strains was of interest to the microbiologist, the only result that can be extrapolated to clinical practice and be of clinical relevance to the contact lens wearer is that for A castellanii (4CL).