14-Year-Old Girl May Need Cornea Transplant After Wearing $20 Colored Contact Lenses

A 14-year-old girl from Queens, N.Y., may need a cornea transplant after wearing colored contact lenses she bought at a beauty store for $20. Erica Barnes said she only wore the hazel-hued lenses for one day, according to local reports. But that was long enough to scratch the surface of her right eye and spur an infection that could leave behind a blinding scar. "Once that protective barrier is defeated, bacteria can just flow in," said Dr. Roy Chuck, professor and chair of ophthalmology at...Full Story
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