Reusable Contact Lenses Increase Risk of Rare Eye Infection: Study Reusable Contact Lenses Increase Risk of Rare Eye Infection: Study
People who wear reusable contact lenses are about four times more likely to get the sight-threatening eye infection acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) than people who wear daily disposable lenses. RELATED ARTICLES:WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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Reusable contact lens users are nearly four times more likely to develop serious eye infection
The scientists also said that wearing lenses while in the shower, swimming pool or sleeping also raised the risk of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK). This infection can cause blindness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Amateur footballer left blind from a parasite after he showered with contact lenses in 
Nick Humphreys, of Shropshire, noticed a scratch on his right eye in January 2018. By March, he had gone blind because of Acanthamoeba keratitis, a parasitic infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Notes from the Field: Acanthamoeba Keratitis Cases - Iowa, 2002-2017
In 2015, the University of Iowa Hospitals& Clinics diagnosed 15 new Acanthamoeba keratitis cases. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
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Michigan woman contracts rare parasitic eye infection from contact lenses
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Traci Lawson, 50, from Lansing, Michigan, was diagnosed with Acanthamoeba keratitis, a parasitic infection from poor contact lens hygeine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother-of-four is left blind in one eye after a vision-robbing amoeba latched onto her cornea
Stacey Peoples, 49, from Denver, Colorado, was unable to see out of her left eye for months after she became infected with the rare amoeba acanthamoeba keratitis in 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Eye parasite can be avoided with good contact lens hygiene
(Reuters Health) - UK researchers have confirmed an uptick in cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis, an eye infection that most often affects contact lens wearers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Contact Lenses May Harbor Serious, Blinding Infection
Cases of an eye infection called Acanthamoeba keratitis have tripled in southeast England since 2011, a new study found. For one in every four of people infected, the disease results in a loss of most of their vision or blindness, the research team said. It’s typically caused by poor contact lens hygiene. (Source: WebMD Health)
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Contact Lenses May Harbor Serious, Blinding Infection
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Contact lens wearers everywhere need to be on the lookout for a rare, but potentially blinding, eye infection, British researchers warn. In southeast England, cases of the infection, called Acanthamoeba keratitis, have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Outbreak of preventable eye infection in contact lens wearers
(University College London) A new outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, has been identified in contact lens wearers in a new study led by UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital researchers.The research team found a threefold increase in Acanthamoeba keratitis since 2011 in South-East England. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
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Trainee air stewardess, 24, almost goes BLIND after swimming with her contact lenses in  
Natalie Rance, from Bristol, picked up acanthamoeba keratitis (AK), an infection triggered by an amoeba found in water. Without treatment, it can penetrate through the eyeball. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Brisbane mother left blinded and paralysed by a parasite
Claire Wilkinson, 38, from Brisbane, has battled the acanthamoeba keratitis parasite for a decade - despite doctors initially saying she just had conjunctivitis. Treatment has failed to kill the bug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother, 38, left blinded, bald and paralysed by a PARASITE
Claire Wilkinson, 38, from Brisbane, has battled the acanthamoeba keratitis parasite for a decade - despite doctors initially saying she just had conjunctivitis. Treatment has failed to kill the bug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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AK can be picked up by contact lens when swimming
EXCLUSIVE: Acanthamoeba keratitis, a parasite found in water across the world, is picked up by lenses, researchers at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Don't swim while wearing contact lenses, study warns
EXCLUSIVE: Acanthamoeba keratitis, a parasite found in water across the world, is picked up by lenses, researchers at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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