"HIV transmission; bacterial transmission can certainly occur -- certainly not something I'd want in my eye."
It's the latest fad from Japan, featured on web sites and YouTube videos. Dr. Whitsett says it reminds him of all the work done to keep contacts wearers from licking the lens before they put it in their eyes. He says they eventually quit.
"Hopefully this will be something similar; that it's just a fad and it moves on before someone's really harmed."