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A 42-year-old member asked:

I scratched my eye when i tried to get my contact out. how do you make sure i don't get an infection?

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
See your eye doctor: There is no way to prevent infection other than to see your doctor and find out if antibiotic drops are needed.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

I scratched my eye when I tried to get my contact out. What can I do to prevent getting infection?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Artificial tears: Most small abrasions never get infected. If your vision is ok and the discomfort minimal, artificial tears and use of glasses instead of contact lenses usually works ok. If in doubt, see an ophthalmologist. Be sure not to continue to wear your lenses.

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