The use of contact lenses in the pool is not recommended. If it is absolutely necessary to wear them, care must be taken so that water does not come into contact with the lenses or their case. This is because the greatest risk to the eye, and particularly to the cornea, is Acanthamoeba infection. This is a rare infection, but it can lead to major complications, leading to loss of vision. The literature estimates that 85% of cases of infection occur in contact lens wearers. The incidence of the disease in developed countries from 1 to 33 cases per million contact lens wearers.
October 26, 2021 | 10:34
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