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Contacts May Affect Eye Microbiome

By Jef Akst | March 23, 2016

The bacterial communities in the eyes of contact lens wearers resemble those of the skin, according to a study. 

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Contact Lenses Can Change the Ocular Microbiome

By Amanda B. Keener | June 1, 2015

A study finds that wearing contact lenses may alter the composition of the bacterial community living on the surface of the eye.

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Visualizing the Ocular Microbiome

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 12, 2014

Researchers are beginning to study in depth the largely uncharted territory of the eye’s microbial composition.

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