A 25-year-old woman from the United States nearly lost her eyesight after contact lenses caused an ulcer on her cornea. The woman, who has not been named, was wearing her contact lenses for extended periods of time and not cleaning them properly. As a result, bacteria built up on the lenses and caused an infection on the cornea, the clear front part of the eye.
The woman experienced severe pain and blurred vision in her right eye. She went to the doctor, who diagnosed her with a corneal ulcer. The woman was treated with antibiotics and eye drops, but the ulcer did not heal. She had to undergo surgery to repair the damage to her cornea.
The woman’s case is a reminder of the importance of wearing contact lenses safely and properly. Contact lenses can be a convenient way to improve vision, but they can also be dangerous if not used correctly. Here are some tips for wearing contact lenses safely:
- Always follow the instructions of your eye doctor.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before putting in or taking out your contact lenses.
- Clean and disinfect your contact lenses regularly using a contact lens solution recommended by your eye doctor.
- Do not wear your contact lenses for longer than the recommended period of time.
- Replace your contact lenses according to the schedule recommended by your eye doctor.
If you experience any pain, redness, or blurred vision while wearing contact lenses, remove them immediately and see your eye doctor.