Monday, October 10, 2016 11:00 AM

IMPROPER CARE OF CONTACT LENSES CAN CAUSE SERIOUS EYE INFECTIONS

Nearly 1 in 5 contact lens-related eye infections reported to a federal database involved a patient who experienced eye damage, according to a report published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

The infections, submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Medical Device Report Database, included patients who had a scarred cornea, needed a corneal transplant, or otherwise suffered a reduction in vision. These contact lens-related eye infections can lead to long-lasting eye damage but are often preventable.

News source: http://www.fayettetribune.com/community/improper-care-of-contact-lenses-can-cause-serious-eye-infections/article_528fa83e-8506-11e6-b1b6-e369e951e1d7.html

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