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A 24-year-old member asked:

can i wear contacts if i have a corneal scar on one of my eyes?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: The contacts have to be fitted properly. Sometimes contacts are the best way to improve vision after a corneal scar. Other times, the scarring is too much so that no contact lens can properly fit the curvature.
Dr. Christopher Hood
Ophthalmology 15 years experience
Yes: In fact, a rigid gas permeable lens may be able to correct the vision loss that is due to irregular astigmatism.
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Helpful: If a lens can be fitted, and there is not a dense scar blocking light from entering the eye, than contact lenses can be worn comfortably and even improve vision. The increase in vision is because a rigid gas permeable contact lens can 'float' over the irregularity of the scar, giving a smooth focal surface for better vision.

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Our son had a bad headach forseveral days then he got grayish black spots in his eyes.The headaches are gone but his eyes are still discolored?

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Can surgery correct a blind eye due to a genetic problem?

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