The expert explained how leaving contact lenses in your eyes can lead to a build up of bacteria.
Gruesomely, this may lead to the cornea of your eye deteriorating – leading to vision loss.
The post added: “The bacteria explosively eats away at the patients cornea in a matter of days leaving a soupy, white necrosis (dead tissue) in its wake.
“I was able to start this patient on fortified antibiotic drops around the clock and recently steroids to reduce permanent scarring.
“While this patient’s eye continues to drastically improve from baseline, she will very likely exhibit some form of residual vision loss even after treatment.
“To be very clear, I don’t ever recommend sleeping in any brand of contact lenses. The risks outweigh the benefits every time. It takes seconds to remove your contacts but a potential lifetime of irreversible damage if you choose to leave them in.
“People need to see these images and remind themselves/family/friends to also be aware of contact lens misuse.”
The stomach-churning post has received a lot of attention online, racking up 299,000 shares on Facebook.
Many commenters revealed they had experienced similar irritation from keeping their contacts in over night.
One wrote: “This happened to me, but thankfully I was able to catch it in time.
“Super painful process and wouldn’t wish it on anyone.”
Another said: “I use to sleep in mine all the time, I ended up with an ulcer, fortunately it wasn’t pseudomonas.
“I had to wake up every hour for two days to put drops in my eye, then every two hours for two days.
“Now, I won’t even wear my contacts for a 12 hours shift.”
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