Eye doctor shares shocking photos after patient sleeps with contact lenses in

Why you should NEVER sleep with your contacts in: Eye doctor shares shocking photos showing a patient's cornea eaten away by bacteria after she went to sleep wearing the lenses Ophthalmologist Dr. Patrick Vollmer posted photos to Facebook that showed one of his patients suffering from a 'cultured pseudomonas ulcer'  It came about after the patient went to sleep without first removing their contact lenses A cultured pseudomonas ulcer can cause permanent vision damage as bacteria eats away at the cornea of the eye An estimated 45 million Americans wear contact lenses, with serious infections affecting around 1 in every 500 users per year 

By Andrew Court For Dailymail.com

Published: 01:44 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 01:44 BST, 3 May 2019

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An ophthalmologist has shared shocking photos to caution his clients about the dangers of leaving their contact lenses in while they sleep. 

Dr. Patrick Vollmer, from Vita Eye Clinic in Shelby, North Carolina, took to Facebook this week to post stomach-churning images of a woman who had her cornea eaten away by bacteria after she frequently left her lenses in overnight. 

In a post which has now been viewed by more than 30 million people, the woman's eyes are  seen glazed over as ooze with thick, yellow puss.

A North Carolina ophthalmologist has shared shocking photos of one his patients suffering from a condition that came about after she failed to remove her contact lenses before sleep

A North Carolina ophthalmologist has shared shocking photos of one his patients suffering from a condition that came about after she failed to remove her contact lenses before sleep

Dr Vollmer explains that the condition is a 'cultured pseudomonas ulcer' and is 'the direct result of sleeping in contact lenses.'

He states: 'Pseudomonas

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