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    Default Boxer Anthony Mundine has no vision after cleaning his contact lens with his mouth

    Anthony Mundine has no vision in his left eye and will spend at least a week in hospital as doctors try to determine the extent of a severe infection before any decisions are made about his boxing career.
    Mundine picked up the infection in New Zealand last week, apparently after cleaning a contact lens with his mouth.
    He said he was contemplating life without boxing.
    "Yeah, not just boxing but any sport really, sport's a big part of my life (but) I'm just happy I've still got my life," Mundine told the Nine Network.

    Mundine's manager Khoder Nasser said the 32-year-old would spend "at least" the next seven to 10 days in hospital in Sydney as medical staff treat the problem that has left his career in limbo.
    Mundine is the current WBA super middleweight world champion, having most recently defended his title in June with a points decision over Argentine Pablo Zamora Nievas on the Gold Coast.
    "They're just fighting a severe infection at the moment," a clearly concerned Nasser told AAP.
    "The infection's that severe they're just going to have to fight that first before they can tell what's going on.
    "He's definitely going to be in hospital for at least the next seven to 10 days, that's a minimum.
    "It's pretty serious, that's why he's in bed in hospital."
    Asked if Mundine had any vision out of his left eye, Khoder replied: "At the moment no, not at all."
    The boxer's eye specialist John Males was not optimistic about his recovery prospects.
    "It is unlikely that he will regain full vision in this eye," Males told the Nine Network.
    "We're doing our best at this stage to treat it and minimise the effects of this condition on his eye."
    The condition could be a major setback for Mundine, who is poised to earn a shot at some mega-money fights in the near future.
    Current WBA super champion Mikkel Kessler, who won a points decision over Mundine in Sydney in 2005, as well as undefeated WBO champion Joe Calzaghe were among Mundine's targets over the next 18 months.
    Kessler and Calzaghe are due to meet in a super middleweight unification bout in November at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and Mundine was hopeful of facing the winner.
    That fight would be sure to carry a multi-million dollar purse for Mundine, but the former rugby league star's career is now on hold.
    Nasser wasn't prepared to make any statements on Mundine's career, waiting for an assessment from medical staff.
    "I'm not going to make any rash comments myself," he said.
    "I'm not a doctor. I'm just waiting for them to make a call."
    Mundine, who is a two-time WBA world champion as well as a former NSW State of Origin representative, is acknowledged as one of the country's most gifted natural athletes.
    Nasser admitted that being confined to a bed was doing little for Mundine's state of mind.
    "It fluctuates, it really fluctuates," Nasser said of Mundine's mood.
    "He's an athlete. He's always on the go - he's never bedridden."
    Mundine floored by severe eye infection



    I never liked this guy, but this makes me feel sorry for him. What on earth was he thinking? cleaning contacts with his mouth? Im almost scared to wear contacts now.

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    WTF? Why was he even wearing contacts if he didn't know that you never EVER put them in your mouth to clean them under ANY circumstances? That's something my doctor told me, really stressed to me! I really hope he gets better because this is awful but really people, if you can't follow some simple rules, DO NOT wear contacts!

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    I made the mistake and did that one time. I got a nasty infection from it. It was just one of those spur of the moment stupid decisions...contact came out and I had no solution-hey spit is wet...took me weeks to get it cleared up! Needless to say, I have never done that again! I have a small bottle of solution with me at all times.

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    Eye injuries are so painful, I have had several and they will really knock you off your ass. I hope he gets better soon.

    Just looking at that picture makes my eyes water.....I can't see people messing with their eyes, it gets me everytime.

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    I've done it, but only when I really really needed to, I never got an infection, but now I will be thinking twice about it. What do you do if you don't have any drops with you? I am basically blind without my contacts, so if one would fall out or something I'd have to get it back in.

    I hope he gets his sight back, poor guy.
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    ^^ Get a pair of glasses and keep them with you or attach a bottle of drops to you at all times! You definately don't want to blind yourself in one eye with oogy mouth bacteria!
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    ewww yuck jeebus! how dumbazz can u be...oh yeah, he's a boxer

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    Im almost scared to wear contacts now.
    Me too; I'll be so careful from now on.

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    ick that's terrible. i have to admit i am guilty of doing the same thing. i also am blind without contacts and one fell out and was too dry to put back in. i was in the middle of a movie theatre in the dark. i would have literally fallen down all the steps if i had tried to get up and go to the washroom to deal w it.

    i am def going to start keeping drops in my purse.

    poor guy i hope he gets well soon and that he gets his vision back.

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    So after reading the Herpes thread, I'm wondering what if he had Herpes in his mouth?

    Ew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetrebel View Post
    I made the mistake and did that one time. I got a nasty infection from it. It was just one of those spur of the moment stupid decisions...contact came out and I had no solution-hey spit is wet...took me weeks to get it cleared up! Needless to say, I have never done that again! I have a small bottle of solution with me at all times.
    I usually use water if I don't have solution, but I have in desperation just put them in dry. Ouch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picara View Post
    So after reading the Herpes thread, I'm wondering what if he had Herpes in his mouth?

    Ew.
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    Well, before selecting a contact lens cleaner, first of all we should understand that different type of lenses need different care such as conventional soft lenses need extensive care whereas disposable extended-wear soft lenses need the least care. To avoid any complications, you must carefully follow directions for lens care. If you don’t know the right process then ask your eye care professional and do use the best cleaning solution like you can see on contactlensheaven.com. Always buy the disinfecting solution and enzymatic cleaners that won’t cause damage on the surface of contact lenses and your eyes too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudeRider View Post
    Well, before selecting a contact lens cleaner, first of all we should understand that different type of lenses need different care such as conventional soft lenses need extensive care whereas disposable extended-wear soft lenses need the least care. To avoid any complications, you must carefully follow directions for lens care. If you don’t know the right process then ask your eye care professional and do use the best cleaning solution like you can see on contactlensheaven.com. Always buy the disinfecting solution and enzymatic cleaners that won’t cause damage on the surface of contact lenses and your eyes too.
    Than you for the highly detailed information. I will be sure to follow directions in the future thanks to this reminder.
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    This is timely and pertinent news (7 years after the fact).
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