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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can i wear contact lenses when my corneal ulcer was healed?

1 doctor answer2 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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A 49-year-old member asked:

Can i wear contact lenses when my corneal ulcer was totally healed?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: You should be able to as long as they are new, the correct fit and the contacts are not causing the ulcers. It is possible that the ulcer left the surface rough, and the contacts may not fit or be recommended depending on the condition of the cornea after the ulcer healed.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can i wear contacts after having a corneal ulcer?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Cause of ulcer?: Yes, but, if corneal ulcer was caused by wearing contact lenses, then extreme caution and supervision by your eye md is essential so as to avoid future problems. Some individuals may never be able to comfortably wear contact lenses and complications can result if they are continued. The advise of your eye md is necessary. Good luck.
Last updated Sep 30, 2016

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