Saturday Safety Tips: Raising Awareness About Acanthamoeba Keratitis

The Lighthouse Guild has news on a fairly rare eye condition called Acanthamoeba Keratitis. There’s no fear arousal intended, just awareness.

Eye infections and diseases can crop up quickly and without much warning. You feel that scratch in your eye. Should you itch it or leave it for some cream or drops to cure? A blurriness swims across your field of vision just as you slam on the brakes at an intersection. Should you hit the icon on your keypad designated for your eye doctor if if you have one or see what happens over the next few days?

For you who are sighted, these questions don’t always have black or white answers. Still, a word to the wide-eyed is in order when some rare condition comes to the fore. You don’t have to panic, refrain from every activity or leisurely endeavor that some may list as risky behaviors. Rather, using common, everyday caution will go a long way toward honoring the sight you do have. Believe me, your blind friends and neighbors want you to retain the sight you’ve been given.

So with no further adieu, here’s a few tips for preventing or minimizing the effects from a rare eye condition caused by an amoeba in more settings than we can count. Notice, the prevention steps look like everyday activities….because they are everyday activities for us who care for our bodies and life. Again, check it out here.

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