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Collect of Stephen Souter’s eye in March 2015 as it was scanned at the Barnstaple Hospital. See SWNS story SWEYE; A man has been left blind in one eye from a rare infection – triggered by his contact lenses. Retired engineer Stephen Souter, 63, says he has suffered ‘indescribable’ pain from the disease which has slowly destroyed his cornea. The cornea – the clear ‘window’ at the front of the eye – is one of our most sensitive organs, with the highest density of pain receptors in the body. Stephen has been diagnosed with Acanthamoeba Keratitis, an infection caused by a microscopic organism found in water both outdoors and in our homes.

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