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YH: contact lens wearers watch out

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     How clean are your contact lens?
     A new study finds bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously known.
     Researchers looked at different strains of bacteria that can cause an inflammation and ulceration of the cornea which can cause vision loss.
    Most of the strains were killed within 10 minutes after being placed in the contact lens solution.
    However, one strain of bacteria -- which causes more severe cases of keratitis with a longer healing time -- survived in the solution for more than four hours.

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