Applanation tonometer tip sterilization for adenovirus type 8

E. R. Craven, S. L. Butler, James P McCulley, James P Luby

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Abstract

Eighty-nine ophthalmologists in the Dallas-Fort Worth area were surveyed to find the methods used to sterilize applanation tonometer tips. Sixteen different methods were in use, with the most popular being alcohol wipes (26%) and diluted sodium hypochlorite soak (23%). Six of the most frequently used sterilization techniques were evaluated for removal of type 8 adenovirus applied to sterile tonometer tips. Adenovirus was removed or inactivated from applanation tonometer tip surfaces by using one of the following techniques: soaking inoculated tips for 15 minutes in diluted sodium hypochlorite (1:10 household bleach), 3% hydrogen peroxide, or 70% isopropyl alcohol; or wiping with alcohol 'prep pads,' 1:1000 merthiolate, or dry tissues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1538-1540
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmology
Volume94
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1987

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2-Propanol
Hydrogen Peroxide
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Applanation tonometer tip sterilization for adenovirus type 8. / Craven, E. R.; Butler, S. L.; McCulley, James P; Luby, James P.

In: Ophthalmology, Vol. 94, No. 12, 1987, p. 1538-1540.

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Craven, ER, Butler, SL, McCulley, JP & Luby, JP 1987, 'Applanation tonometer tip sterilization for adenovirus type 8', Ophthalmology, vol. 94, no. 12, pp. 1538-1540.
Craven, E. R. ; Butler, S. L. ; McCulley, James P ; Luby, James P. / Applanation tonometer tip sterilization for adenovirus type 8. In: Ophthalmology. 1987 ; Vol. 94, No. 12. pp. 1538-1540.
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