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A keen sportsman who got contact lenses to improve his sight when playing football (soccer for those in the USA) has told how he was blinded after wearing them in the shower, when a parasite started living in his right eye.

During 18 months of hell, Nick Humphreys, 29, of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, has had two operations on his eye and is now waiting for a corneal transplant, after contracting Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK), a rare parasitical infection in his right cornea.

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