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A 39-year-old member asked:

Will crying with contacts can cause an eye infection?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
NO: The tears may make your eyes feel irritated and turn red but crying itself introduces no bacteria, fungi or viruses. But chronic anxiety or depression may suppress your immune system and result in an outbreak of herpes simplex or zoster around the eye.
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Contacts can increase risk of infection when oxygenation decreased.
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Contacts can increase risk of infection when oxygenation decreased.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can wearing contacts cause an eye infection?

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Dr. Ziad Akl
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Infectious Disease 31 years experience
Yes: Sometimes contact lenses cause eye infections.
A 27-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if I have an eye infection from contacts?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
The white spot: Usually the most common infection associated with contact lens use is the bacterial corneal ulcer. This looks like a small white spot on the corneal surface. This needs to be treated asap to prevent potential vision loss!
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Could I have an eye infection from wearing contacts?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Yes: Contact lens wearers get eye infections more frequently than others.

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