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can i wear contacts if i have a corneal scar on one of my eyes

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: The contacts have to be fitted properly. Sometimes contacts are the best way to improve vision after a corneal scar. Other times, the scarring is to ... Read More
Dr. Christopher Hood
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: In fact, a rigid gas permeable lens may be able to correct the vision loss that is due to irregular astigmatism.
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Dr. William Goldstein
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Helpful: If a lens can be fitted, and there is not a dense scar blocking light from entering the eye, than contact lenses can be worn comfortably and even impr ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
See eye doctor 1st!: In order to qualify for being an excellent contact lens wearer, your tear film must be adequate as dry eyes make contact lens wear worse. So, you need ... Read More
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
See ophthalmologist: Your vision in the one eye apparently is either gone or is too weak to be useful. You need to protect the other eye. Depending upon the reason for l ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Beware: Before you try to wear your contacts again, please see your eye doctor for a corneal evaluation. The corneal scar likely has changed the shape of the ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Trattler
29 years experience LASIK Surgery
LASIK ; cornea scar: If you have a cornea scar, you may or may not be eligible for lasik depending on the severity of the scar, as well as the location of the scar. If th ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
31 years experience General Practice
Possible: But, you need to ask your opthomolgist to check if the corneal scar will preclude you from wearing contacts lenses.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
See an opthalmo;ogis: You need to see a opthalmologist for a corneal scar.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Surgery: One that does not involve the cornea.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Witlin
46 years experience LASIK Surgery
It depends: It depends on what caused the scar. Often corneal scars will gradually fade over time. This happens slowly. Sometimes medications, such as topical ste ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
None of them: Are likely to cause a corneal scar.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually: Scars on the cornea can cause contact lenses to fit poorly, and of course if the scar affects vision, then the contacts still won't provide good visio ... Read More

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