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Henrico, VA
A 42-year-old female asked:

Got swollen red eyes w light sens & tears. stopped wearing contacts , an eye doc. prescribed tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) st. a day of drops helped but still sensitive.

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Dr. Douglas Liva
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Overwear syndrome: Sounds like you had a keratitis possibly from hypoxia due to overwear of your contact lenses. As long as your eye doctor ruled out a corneal ulcer your eyes will gradually recover. You may want to return to your physician to re-evaluate your present contact lens material and fit to avoid a recurrence. You may also want to be evaluated for dry eye which can decrease the contact lens performance.
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Last updated Feb 9, 2021


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