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Why eye doctor discourages sleeping with contact lenses on

May 8, 2019

Do you ever sleep while wearing your contact lenses? An eye doctor is sharing a few photos to show you why you should not sleep in your soft contact lenses.

 

In a Facebook post, Vita Eye Clinic posted photos showing up-close-and-personal pictures of an infected eye of a person who had to get treatment from urgent care.

 

The person was diagnosed with cultured pseudomonas ulcer, which is "the direct result of sleeping in contact lenses."

 
In the photos, the eye appears green due to a fluorescent dye that ends up pooling "in areas of corneal compromise, in this case, the ulcer bed," the doctor said.

 

Bacteria from pseudomonas can lead to a host of eye diseases and even permanent blindness, according to the eye clinic.

 

In this case, the doctor said it took only about 36 hours for this infection to form.

"This will be the 4th case of cultured pseudomonas that I've treated in my clinic," the post goes on to read...

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