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When can I wear eye makeup and contacts after an eye infection

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Usually your eye doctor will tell you when you can go back into contacts or wear eye makeup after an eye infection. This is why you should have an eye ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Wu
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Makeup: After the infection clears, which may require a week or more...Do not resume makeup until all your symptoms have resolved...If they persist, see your ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
When improved: When the redness is almost gone, the eye is comfortable and there is no discharge, you can then reapply makeup and start wearing contacts. The time i ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Red eye + discharge: Infection is rare from eye makeup especially if you do not share it with others. Most have expiration dates as well. Washing your face before applyi ... Read More
Dr. Sonober Umair
18 years experience Pediatrics
Reply: Any type of irritation in the eye, redness, feeling of foreign body and itching or swelling over the eyelids.
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Dr. David Slagle
43 years experience Ophthalmology
Redness,discharge: Redness, discharge, eyelids sticking together(worse in am), withscratchy foreign-body sensation, especially if there has been a recent upper respirato ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Irritant rxn: Unless the material you are using is contaminated by germs, it is unlikely any eye infection is related. Many do get small bits of eyeliner or other m ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Only after your eye doctor says its ok.. You can cause serious damage to your cornea wearing contacts with an eye infection. Good luck...
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Once the eye infection has been treated and is subdued or gone, you can go back to contact lens wear. Don't push this but when the redness is gone, t ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Usually your eye doctor will tell you when you can go back into contacts or wear eye makeup after an eye infection. This is why you should have an eye ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Please see an eye doctor before restarting contact lens wear. You can cause damage to your eye wearing contact lenses with an infection. Yes the con ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Prall
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Not recommended: Eye infections from contact use can be very dangerous. Please see an eye doctor.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
21 years experience Ophthalmology
The white spot: Usually the most common infection associated with contact lens use is the bacterial corneal ulcer. This looks like a small white spot on the corneal ... Read More
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