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Mum goes blind in one eye after parasite burrows behind her contact lens while in the shower

Mum goes blind in one eye after parasite burrows behind her contact lens while in the shower

A mother has told of her horror after being blinded by a parasitic worm that burrowed
into her eyeball.

Suzanne Dunne also warned contact lens wearers. claiming that the bugs are “rampant” during the warm weather.

The nurse, from Donabate in North Co Dublin, Ireland, was left almost fully without sight after the parasite ate its way through her cornea.

Suzanne her eyes gradually became more irritable on July 20 and she was in severe pain with an infection by the evening.

She told the Irish Mirror : “At 7.30pm I said I was going to bed and then at 1am I woke up and I was blind. I didn’t know what was happening because everything was black.

“There’s so many power cuts in Donabate as it is so I thought it was that, but deep down I knew there was something wrong.