Genetic Susceptibility to Contact Lens-Related Microbial Keratitis

Purpose of Study

To determine if there are genetic differences between contact lens wearers that get bacterial corneal infections and those that do not.

Basic Eligibility Criteria

Controls

  • Healthy contact lens wearers (using contacts for at least 5 years)
  • Ages 15-70 years
  • European ancestry
  • No history of a corneal ulcer from contact lenses

Cases

  • Contact lens wearers who have had an infection in the cornea (infection related to contact lens wear)
  • Ages 15-70 years at the time of infection
  • European ancestry
  • Must be willing to provide blood sample or saliva sample

How to Contact Us

Principal Investigator: Loretta Szczotka-Flynn, OD, PhD
Study Coordinator: Sangeetha Raghupathy | 216-844-8552

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