Tuesday, 30 April 2019

The Danger of Sleeping With Contact Lens

#Lifestyle


“I sleep in my contacts all the time and I’ve never had a problem.”

As an eye doctor, I literally hear this daily. The pictures below show a referred case from the local urgent care, a subsequently cultured pseudomonas ulcer, and are the direct result of sleeping in contact lenses. Pseudomonas (bacteria) is an important cause of ocular morbidity and its opportunistic characteristics quickly lead to permanent blindness. This will be the 4th case of cultured pseudomonas that I’ve treated in my clinic. 

The bacteria explosively eats
away at the patients cornea in a matter of days leaving a soupy, white necrosis (dead tissue) in its wake. I was able to start this patient on fortified antibiotic drops around the clock and recently steroids to reduce permanent scarring. While this patient’s eye continues to drastically improve from baseline, she will very likely exhibit some form of residual vision loss even after treatment. 



To be very clear, I don’t ever recommend sleeping in any brand of contact lenses. The risks outweigh the benefits every time. It takes seconds to remove your contacts but a potential lifetime of irreversible damage if you choose to leave them in. People need to see these images and remind themselves/family/friends to also be aware of contact lens misuse. 

From Vita Eye Clinic

Be Inspired To Look And Feel Healthy

7 comments :

  1. ndi ochonma may go blind one day lol

    ReplyDelete
  2. I used to be recommended this website by means
    of my cousin. I'm now not certain whether or not this post is written by way of him as no one else
    recognize such detailed about my trouble. You're wonderful!
    Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm extremely impressed along with your writing abilities as
    well as with the layout on your weblog. Is that this a paid topic or did you modify it your self?
    Either way keep up the excellent high quality writing,
    it is rare to see a nice weblog like this one these days..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is from Vita eye clinic. Thought this will keep many informed

      Delete
  4. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.

    In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed
    and I hope you write again very soon!

    ReplyDelete
  5. My relatives always say that I am killing my time here
    at net, except I know I am getting know-how daily by reading thes pleasant posts.

    ReplyDelete
  6. What's up, always i used to check weblog posts here in the early hours in the break of
    day, for the reason that i like to gain knowledge of more and
    more.

    ReplyDelete

Thank You For Reading This Post. I Hope You Were Inspired? Please Share Your Thoughts With Me By Commenting. I Love To Hear From You.