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A 30-year-old female asked:

What r different methods to remove broken soft contacts lodged in both eyes deep in conjunctival upper fornix and medial n lateral side of eyeball .

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Irrigation/ sweep: Soft contact lenses can get stuck or can tear, and pieces can be stuck inside the conjunctival fornices. These pieces usually will work themselves out, but occasionally irrigation with an eye wash stream, sweeping the fornices with a pre-moistened q-tip after topical anesthetic and/or jeweler's forceps can remove the pieces. The eye doc will flip the eyelid to better visualize as well.

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Last updated Apr 14, 2016

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