A 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?

6 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Martha Stark answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

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.

Answered 3/26/2013


Dr. Ilan Cohen answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

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.

Answered 2/9/2017


Dr. Jay Bradley answered

Specializes in Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery

Corneal ulcer: You may have a corneal ulcer. Go see an eye doctor.

Answered 10/10/2012



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