A 38-year-old member asked:
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can mild neovascularization go away if contacts are not worn for a month?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Often: Neovascularization is caused by low oxygen to the cornea. Reducing the amount of time in the lenses or switching to oxygen permeable contacts will usually make this go away.
Answered on Jan 12, 2015

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