Here is a brief news video about a women who lost vision and needed several eye surgeries because she got a parasite called acanthamoeba . This exact scenario is why I tell patients not to swim in their contacts and not to sleep in their contacts unless I have specifically allowed them to do this.
Recently there has been an increase in contact lens related infections. There have also been some recalls of contact lens care solutions. I always recommend that patients use the proper solution and keep their contact lens case clean.
If you have any questions about this, please ask myself or the staff.
Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.
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