Government research says contact lenses are the top cause of medical device complications in kids.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration researchers found that more than 70,000 children and teens get emergency room treatment each year for medical device-related problems.READ MORE: ‘100K By Labor Day’ Plan Pushes Incentives To Fill Labor Shortage
Many problems are things like infections and eye abrasions in contact lens wearers. These can result from wearing contact lenses too long without cleaning them.READ MORE: Former UAW President Dennis Williams Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison
Other problems include puncture wounds from needle injections of medicine or illegal drugs, and infections from implanted shunts and catheters in chronically ill kids.
The study appears in Pediatrics, published online Monday.MORE NEWS: Mayor Duggan: COVID-19 Vaccines Will Be Available To Detroiters Age 12-15
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