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A 42-year-old member asked:

What is the frequency of corneal ulcer among people who wear contacts?

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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Increased : The annual rate of corneal ulcers related to contact lens use is 0.04% (4/10, 000) with daily wear lenses, and 0.21% (21/10, 000) with extended wear lenses. If you sleep in our lenses, no matter what brand, you are at 40 times greater risk of serious corneal ulcer. Patient can get corneal barasion, feels like sand in the eye. Corneal ulcer usually feels the same but with more pain.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How common is corneal ulcer among people who wear soft contacts?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Rohini Rao
Dr. Rohini Raoanswered
General Practice 11 years experience
Rare, but it occurs: A corneal ulcer in soft contact wearers is rare, however it can occur. The risk factors are poor hygiene, swimming, and sleeping in contacts.

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