Acanthamoeba: My Eye Eating Parasite

On September 5, 2018 I wore contacts for the last time. What I thought was just a little eye irritation ended up being a real life nightmare. I didn’t know that what I was actually happening in my eye was an eye eating parasite called, Acanthamoeba Keratitis and Herpes virus. While it is rare, I have heard from way too many people who are suffering from this horrible parasite to believe that reports of it being 2 in a million are correct anymore.

Acanthamoeba Parasite from Contacts

What I thought would be a quick break from my contacts, ended up being a nightmare that lasted for 7 month fight to keep my eye from permanent blindness. It was painful, scary, and I don’t wish it on anyone. That’s why I have decided to share my story. Like every part of my story. I want to be a warning flag for anyone who might read this and hasn’t ever experienced the Acanthamoeba parasite. Take care of your eyes. You don’t know what you have until it is almost taken from you entirely. [Read more…]