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Is it ok to wear contacts in a pt being treated for glaucoma ?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Yes: But you should remove them when taking any eye drops!
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Can be: It is sometimes more difficult to fit contacts after glaucoma filtering surgery. Sometimes drops or their preservatives can soak into the lenses and irritate the eye if not removed before applying drops. Research is ongoing to develop slow release medications from contacts.

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