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Old 10-05-2007, 07:52 AM
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On cnn.com this morning.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/10/04...ake/index.html
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My sister is an eye doctor. She says she sees a person or two every year who are permanently blinded by rinsing a contact lens in tap water. Says they can survive even in city water and people who just wash a little dirt off using tap water can unknowingly get one. If it gets between the lens and the eye, it can get into the inside of the eye. She says it's absolutely nasty.
Even worse is taking your lenses out of your eye, sticking them in your mouth, and putting them back in your eye. People do this all the time and doing so can also lead to a corneal infection and blindness. My brother is an Optometrist.

Most of our boating is done at a local nuclear power plant cooling lake where water temperatures this summer hovered at the 99 to 100 degree range near the discharge. Fortunately there is a lot of water movement due to the constant circulating of the water through the plant and the current of the creek that feeds the lake. My guess (hope) is this helps keep this amoeba at bay.

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Even worse is taking your lenses out of your eye, sticking them in your mouth, and putting them back in your eye. People do this all the time and doing so can also lead to a corneal infection and blindness. My brother is an Optometrist.

Most of our boating is done at a local nuclear power plant cooling lake where water temperatures this summer hovered at the 99 to 100 degree range near the discharge. Fortunately this is a lot of water movement due to the constant circulating of the water through the plant and the current of the creek that feeds the lake. My guess (hope) is this helps keep this amoeba at bay.
Do you guys GLOW @ night after a day of boating @ the Nuke plant?
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Do you guys GLOW @ night after a day of boating @ the Nuke plant?
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And to think we were going to come down there this weekend. Now we have to worry about radioactive nerve sucking amoeba's!

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Even worse is taking your lenses out of your eye, sticking them in your mouth, and putting them back in your eye. People do this all the time and doing so can also lead to a corneal infection and blindness. My brother is an Optometrist.

Most of our boating is done at a local nuclear power plant cooling lake where water temperatures this summer hovered at the 99 to 100 degree range near the discharge. Fortunately there is a lot of water movement due to the constant circulating of the water through the plant and the current of the creek that feeds the lake. My guess (hope) is this helps keep this amoeba at bay.
The CDC specifically mentions warm water discharge areas as being a risk area.
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And you had to know someone would take advantage of this:
http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/daily/local/65335.php
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