IV Drug Users Risk Loss of Sight – Seacoast Online

Read article - Quotes Michael Zegans, professor of surgery and of microbiology and immunology, and Preston Luong, Geisel '19, about a study Zegans led that shows a link between a specific type of eye disease and the abuse of opioids. "The bacteria that resulted in EE (endogenous endophthalmitis) came mostly from that which appears naturally in the skin," says Luong, who assisted Zegans with the study. "When the person pokes a needle in themselves, they can push the bacteria into their body."