Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Woman nearly loses sight in one eye after wearing contacts in shower and pool

July 17, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT
By Shamard Charles, M.D.

You may want to think twice about showering or swimming with your contact lenses in.

A 41-year-old woman in England nearly lost her vision in one eye from an infection she got after swimming and showering while wearing contact lenses. Her case is described in a brief report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.


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