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Woman goes blind in one eye after parasite creeps its way behind contact lenses

Woman goes blind in one eye after parasite creeps its way behind contact lenses

A woman has told how she has been left blind in one eye after a parasitic worm ate its way through her cornea when she took a shower with her contact lenses on. 

Suzanne Dunne, from Donabate in North Co Dublin, Ireland, says the parasite caused an infection in her right eye which gradually became more irritable.

On July 20, the pain got so severe, the nurse, who is in her 30s, said she woke up in the middle of the night not being able to see.