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A practical office procedure for the reduction of the potential transmission of AIDS in the contact lens practice

1 May 1989


This paper presents a proposed standardized protocol for the efficient and economical large scale cleaning and disinfection of both soft and rigid contact lenses. In recent years, there has been an increased concern about the possibility of transmitting pathogenic agents via contact lenses. This protocol is primarily concerned with the risks associated with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) virus in the general population. The AIDS virus represents a significant risk that must be addressed because of the consequences of contracting the virus and its isolation from the tears of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive individuals.


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