- Opticians have been ordered to throw away test contact
lenses after each use amid fears that they could transmit Creutzfeldt-Jakob
disease, the Department of Health has said.
- The Health Secretary Frank Dobson made the order in a
bid to prevent the fatal brain condition after receiving advice from experts
on the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee (SEAC), a spokeswoman
- The move will mean that lenses intended for multiple
use are discarded after just one test.