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Woman who wore contact lenses while showering, swimming nearly blinded in one eye from rare infection

Woman who wore contact lenses while showering, swimming nearly blinded in one eye A rare infection caused a woman in England to nearly go blind in one eye, after wearing her contact lenses while showering and swimming. According to the CDC, the infection is due to the improper storage, handling or disinfecting of contact lenses.… Read More »

The most expensive medicine ever treats a rare condition. The price: $2.13 million – Los Angeles Times

Evelyn Villarreal was one of the first children treated, at 8 weeks. Her family, from Centreville, Va., had lost their first child to spinal muscular atrophy at 15 months. Two years later when Evelyn was born a test showed she also had the disease, so the family enrolled her in the gene therapy study at… Read More »