Teenager kept awake for week to stop parasite burrowing into eyeball

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Date: May 24th, 2015

Category: Bizarre, Medicine

eyeUK – Medics forced a student to stay awake for a week to prevent a parasite from burrowing into her eyeball.

Jessica Greaney, 18, had eye drops administered every ten minutes for seven days in a row after doctors found a small worm-like creature in her left eye from a contact lens.

Miss Greaney, a first-year English student at the University of Nottingham, was told she got the parasite – acanthamoeba keratitis – in her eye after a drop of tap water splashed on her contact lens.

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