A man needed his right eye removed after a deadly drug-resistant fungal infection blinded it

A fungus called candida auris is spreading around the world at an alarming rate because it is resistant to drug treatments. In a recent case study, a man with HIV and syphilis went blind in his right eye. His doctor discovered it was because his eye was infected with candida auris. There is only one other reported case of a person going blind because of a candida auris infection. Visit Insider’s homepage for more.

A deadly, drug-resistant fungus called candida auris was first discovered in Japan in 2006, but it’s since spread around the globe at an alarming rate.

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