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how come when blink i feel like something is under my eyelid and its scratching against it it happens only when i take off my contacts

A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Scratching sensation: Contacts can have a drying effect on your eye. It can also cause some mechanical irritation. You can improve your symptoms by moisturizing with artifi ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
GPC: Might have giant papillary conjunctivitis due to contact lens or solution irritation, or allergies. Should have it looked at.
Dr. Scott Silodor
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Contact is a bandaid: The foreign body sensation you feel is either the eyelid rubbing against a corneal irritation, or an object under the lid rubbing against the cornea w ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
57 years experience Ophthalmology
Contact Lens: Epithelial scratch, torn edge of contact lens, inflamed cyst, dry eyes, conjunctival cyst, conjunctival concretions, giant papillary conjunctivitis ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience Ophthalmology
1 Week: Uncomplicated "scratches" should be well on their way to healing at 1 week. Any delay or worsening should be assessed by your doc.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Keep an eye on it!: LOL! There's nothing to do for it, unless it is very painful, or you have pus or fever (then get seen ASAP). Otherwise minor scratches to the eyelid ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Stye: It sounds like an acute blocked oil gland of the eyelid, or stye. Discontinue contact lens wear and begin a hot compress routine to help bring the bac ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Stye: I would certainly avoid contacts. Make up should make no difference except avoid on the eyelid.
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
You : You will not be able to wear your contacts during the initial phase of recovery, so glasses will be needed temporarily. Once your lid is recovered, co ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Eye: Without delay you must see your eye doctor as soon as possible. Not a big problem most of the time. At the age of six I broke five pair of glasses and ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Rapidly: The most common event in a scratched eye is corneal abrasion - the loss of a portion of the corneal surface from trauma. These heal extremely rapidly ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be : Corneal abrasion. Get it looked at by eye doctor. Could also be foreign body as well

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