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Posted on 03/31/2013 3:11:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Ashley Hyde, 18, contracted an acanthamoeba infection in her left eye after failing to change her lenses regularly
And so they had to drill into her eye and take scrapings from the eyeball.
Doctors were initially mystified as to the cause of the Pembroke Pines resident's inflammation and blurred vision.
They soon discovered the microscopic parasite - found in water and soil - had latched onto and spread across the lens.
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Soft contacts are dangerous, even when you use them properly.
Anything can be dangerous when put in the hands of a jackass.
This is very disturbing. Two years ago I had cataract surgery in my left eye. Went okay although not perfect. Right not needing it so they set me up with a soft contact lens. They were supposed to be for two weeks but my optometrist said I should take them out every night. It is a major stressor for me to take them out so I do it every two weeks. It then hurts for about 24 hours and then I’m okay. I’m going to a different doc in two weeks. I hope he says I can get the cataract surgery now in the other eye. Or I may have to go back to glasses.
Have a niece that came down with Stevens Johnson Syndrome
that came close to losing her sight.
Never had heard of this disease before..attacks any part
of the body with mucus.
Thank God these kinda things are rare