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how long before corneal blood vessels will grow towards your cornea, from wearing contact lenses?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Depends: Most blood vessels on the cornea are due to lens or lens cleaner toxicity although there are other causes. They will continue to grow as long as you do not treat them and continue the routine you are using of contact wear and cleaner use. Check with you ophthalmologist before this gets serious.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

How do I treat blood vessels in my cornea?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
You cannot: Blood vessels in or on the cornea are uncommon and are usually due to chronic inflammation, infection, contact lens and cleaner toxicity or extended dryness. There are other causes as well. You probably know about these because your ophthalmologist noticed them (you are seeing an ophthalmologist aren't you?) and has instituted treatment. You cannot treat them by yourself.

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