A 18-year-old male asked:
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i wear the 30-day night and day wear contacts... what is the chance of the eye eating amoeba affecting my eye? (acanthamoeba keratitis)

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Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Very low: Acanthamoeba keratitis is associated with poor contact lens hygiene, and the use of home-made contact lens solutions. If you follow your eye doctor's recommendations regarding the proper use and cleaning of the contacts, your risk of this problem is minimal.
Answered on May 29, 2017
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