Blindness among contact lens wearers 
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 Blindness among contact lens wearers

In Hong Kong, 2 persons who had worn contact lens for 3 and 10 years have
reportedly gone blind. The report said that a type of amoeba was responsible
for the blindness. The 2 persons are undergoing intensive treatments and
the results are unknown as of yet.
Would anyone care to comment on the actual risks involving contact lens
wearers ? What are the actual chances of going blind?

Nelson
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| Nelson Sandhu | Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University |
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Tue, 27 Aug 1996 17:57:00 GMT
 Blindness among contact lens wearers


|> In Hong Kong, 2 persons who had worn contact lens for 3 and 10 years have
|> reportedly gone blind. The report said that a type of amoeba was responsible
|> for the blindness. The 2 persons are undergoing intensive treatments and
|> the results are unknown as of yet.
|> Would anyone care to comment on the actual risks involving contact lens
|> wearers ? What are the actual chances of going blind?
I recently saw a small article in the paper that mentioned the
danger of sleeping with extended wear contacts in. I don't
remember exactly what it said - I believe it was something
about corneal infections - nor exactly what the consequences
were.
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Tue, 27 Aug 1996 22:06:43 GMT
 Blindness among contact lens wearers

Quote:


>|> In Hong Kong, 2 persons who had worn contact lens for 3 and 10 years have
>|> reportedly gone blind. The report said that a type of amoeba was responsible
>|> for the blindness. The 2 persons are undergoing intensive treatments and
>|> the results are unknown as of yet.
>|> Would anyone care to comment on the actual risks involving contact lens
>|> wearers ? What are the actual chances of going blind?
>I recently saw a small article in the paper that mentioned the
>danger of sleeping with extended wear contacts in. I don't
>remember exactly what it said - I believe it was something
>about corneal infections - nor exactly what the consequences
>were.

Undoubtedly these wearers were not cleaning their contacts with clean water.
Amoebas in the water supply are fairly common in the Orient and the former
Soviet Union. Keep this in mind when traveling...

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Steve
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"It is a very great poverty to decide that a child must die
that you may live as you wish"           --Mother Theresa


Tue, 27 Aug 1996 23:34:30 GMT
 Blindness among contact lens wearers

|> I recently saw a small article in the paper that mentioned the
|> danger of sleeping with extended wear contacts in. I don't
|> remember exactly what it said - I believe it was something
|> about corneal infections - nor exactly what the consequences
|> were.
From the Dallas Morning News March 10th edition

Baltimore - People who go to sleep wearing extended-wear contact
lenses are eight times more likely to get a disease that can
damage their vision, according to a new study. The study said
sleeping with the lenses increases the risk of ulcerative
keratitis, a bacteria-caused disease that damages the cornea,
the outermost layer of the eye. The study at Johns Hopkins'
Wilmer Eye Institute with researchers from Michigan State University
and the Oregon Health Science Center was published in the February
issue of Archives of Ophthalmology.

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Wed, 28 Aug 1996 03:14:42 GMT
 
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