If you are among the regular users of contact lens, then beware of Keratitis – an eye infection that is on the rise in U.S. Scientists state that the recent increase in the infection is because of the prolonged use of contact lens. Keratitis is an infection within the cornea generally triggered by bacteria. However amoeba, viruses and fungi are the major causes of infection.
Recently, the CDC Scientists carefully observed nearly 38 million contact lens users in the USA and discovered that due to lack of precaution while using the contact lens as well as the delayed replacement of contact lenses, patients often reported inflammation in eyes and many other contact lens related illnesses. Scientists also compared the number of people using contact lens and struggling with Keratitis, to the number of folks that doesn’t use contact lens and struggling with Keratitis, they discovered that contact lenses were more vulnerable to the infection.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states, “Among 38 million contact lens users within the US, poor storage case hygiene, infrequent storage case replacement, and overnight lens put on are believed to be the major factors causing microbe Keratitis, contact-related inflammation, along with other eye complications.”
Though, individuals who required good care and adopted all of the preventive measure weren’t vulnerable to the infection. “Keratitis connected with poor contact lens hygiene is avoidable. Prevention efforts will include surveillance, enhanced estimations of the burden of disease, and energetic health promotion activities centered on contact lens customers and eye care professionals (eye specialists, opticians, and opticians). Elevated surveillance capacity is required for microbe Keratitis, particularly data from eye doctor visits,” the CDC explains.
“Keratitis affects all age groups, including teens and seniors. Though, the research revealed that woman are more likely to get affected from the infection than men. Of all the affected patients 63% were women,” Jennifer Cope, MD, MPH, medical epidemiologist at the CDC said.