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A 46-year-old member asked:

I have corneal scar can i wear contact lens again after having corneal ulcer?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: You can if they are new, the correct fit, and you have been examined by your eye doctor. It may be possible the ulcer left damage to the cornea and you will not be able to wear them. It is possible the contacts led to the ulcer, make sure they are the proper fit, you are taking care of them as instructed and do not sleep in them.
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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
Maybe: If your ulcer is healed and the surface of the cornea over the scar does not have an irregular surface (lumpy and bumpy), and there is no corneal neovascularisation (blood vessel growth), you should be able to wear a well fit contact.
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Last updated Jan 27, 2020
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