The Results Of The Study
Results showed that there was a higher density of bacteria on the surface of the eye than underneath the contact lens. In conclusion, the microbiota located on the eye’s surface was more skin-like compared to those who do not wear contacts. People who wore contacts had a larger amount of the following bacteria in their eyes: Pseudomonas, Acinetobacter, Methylobacterium, and Lactobacillus. Those who do not wear contacts had lower levels of Pseudomonas, Acinetobacter, Methylobacterium and Sphingobium bacterium.
Further results indicated that people who wore contact lenses had lower counts of Haemophilus, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, and Corynebacterium. The study also noted that the composition and diversity of bacteria between the skin or conjunctiva microbiota did not appear to change over the course of the survey.
Next, reveal the theories authors of the study believe explain why these types of bacteria are present in the eye, especially for contact wearers.