A 25-year-old woman had a close call with her eye after mistaking an itch caused by contact lenses for something less serious. Steph Carrasco, a recruitment consultant from Wales, had to undergo emergency cornea transplant surgery to save her eye. Corneal ulcers, which are open sores on the cornea that cover the iris and pupil, can be more common in people who wear contact lenses. Infections or severe dry eye can lead to corneal ulcers, and improper lens cleaning or extended wear can increase the risk. Carrasco’s optometrist, Jack Brenton, quickly identified the ulcer and arranged for immediate treatment at a hospital. After spending a week in the hospital and receiving 72 eye drops a day, Carrasco ultimately required surgery. Fortunately, her vision has improved since the surgery, and doctors expect her to make a full recovery by October. Carrasco expressed gratitude for the medical team that helped her during this frightening experience. It serves as a reminder of the importance of proper contact lens hygiene and regular check-ups to prevent complications.

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