Case series shows sleeping in contacts increases corneal infection risk

Sleeping in contact lenses increases the wearer’s risk of developing a corneal infection, according to a recent case series featured in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the CDC.
“This case series of contact lens-related corneal infections highlights the burden these infections place on contact lens wearers and the serious outcomes associated with them,” Jennifer R. Cope, MD, MPH, medical epidemiologist in the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases at the CDC, and colleagues wrote in MMWR.
Cope and colleagues said microbial keratitis can lead

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