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'Remove contact lenses before washing'

Sep 22, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

Contact lens wearers should remove them before washing to reduce their risk of contracting a rare infection that can cause blindness, experts at Moorfields Eye Hospital have said.

The London hospital said it had seen a huge increase in the number of cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis since 2011.

The preventable infection causes the front surface of the eye, the cornea, to become painful and inflamed and contact lens wearers are most at risk. From 2000-03, eight to 10 cases per year were...