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EDITORIAL BOARD

Journal of Engineering & Technological Advances
Chief Editor:
Dr. Chia Chee Ming
Deputy Chief Editor:
Dr. Leelavathi Rajamanickam
Editors:
Prof. Omar Munir
Dr. Yap Pow Seng
Pn. Salmaliza Salleh
Mr. Chen Woon Choong
Ms. Kate Lam Woon Yee
 
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Sciences Research
Chief Editor:
Dr Neeraj Malhotra
Deputy Chief Editor:
Prof. Dr. Jamaludin Zainol
Editors:
Datuk Dr Khairiyah Abd Muttalib
Prof. Dr Nyan HL
Assoc. Prof. Tey Kim Kuan
Assoc. Prof. Ong Bee Leng
 
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Chief Editor:
Dr. Mahiswaran Selvanathan
Deputy Chief Editor:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stanley Yap
Editors:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Firdaus Low Abdullah
Dr. Mahadevan Supramaniam
Dr. Chong Wei Ying
Dr. Ramachandran Ponnan
 
 
NON-COMPLIANCE TO LENS CARE PROCEDURES IN PATIENTS WITH CONTACT LENS RELATED MICROBIAL KERATITIS
Author : Ismail, L.A., Rampal, L., Abdul Rahman, H., Midi, H., Omar, N., & Ariffin, A.E.
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Abstract
Microbial keratitis is one of the worst complications associated with contact lens wear. A case-control study was carried out to determine the risk factors that are associated with contact lens related microbial keratitis (CLRMK) pertaining to the level of compliance to recommended lens care procedures. The study was conducted in selected government hospitals situated in the Klang Valley over a period of 18 months. Cases were selected from respondents who wore contact lenses and were treated for microbial keratitis while controls were selected from a pool of patients attending the same hospitals who also wore contact lenses, but without keratitis. 94 cases were compared to 94 controls and the compliance level of both groups to lens care procedures was compared and analysed. The level of non-compliance to contact lens care procedures is generally poor in both groups. 85% of cases were found to be overall non-compliant compared to 63.8% of the controls. There is a significant association between overall noncompliance and the occurrence of CLRMK (X2 =11.19, p=0.001). The present study found that non-compliance to lens care procedures is a significant contributing factor in CLRMK.
 
Authors(s) Affiliations
Faculty of Optometry and Vision Sciences, SEGi University College, Selangor, Malaysia; Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia; Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia;