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A 32-year-old member asked:

Slept with contacts in two days ago. now can't open left eye - dry, red, sore, constant weeping, and severe pain. what to do?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martha Stark
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Corneal abrasion: Although very painful, it is probably not serious. Get yourself to an emergency room to have your eye checked out. Probably a corneal abrasion. Your eye should be cleaned out and, perhaps, warm compresses applied. Best to avoid falling asleep with contacts in -- too risky. But i think you'll be fine -- just get yourself to the doctor.
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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
See an eye doctor: Rather than going to the emergency room, i would advise you go straight to an eye doctor. You may have a corneal condition more serious than an abrasion.
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Corneal ulcer: You may have a corneal ulcer. Go see an eye doctor.
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Last updated Feb 9, 2017

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