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A 27-year-old female asked:

are contacts supposed to be removed from eye to add rewetting drops?

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Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Depends on drops: Strictly depends on the rewetting drop you're trying to use. Most over-the-counter rewetting drops are not approved to use with contact lenses. Therefore, if you use them, you must remove the contact lens & wait 20 minutes before you put them back in. There are very few that are approved and meant to be used with the contacts in the eyes. So be careful. Optive (not optive refresh) is a good one.

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A 43-year-old female asked:

My husband has a penquicula in his eye that has gotten very large! It doesn't look good! Are they harmful and can they be removed easily/safely?

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A member asked:

I feel sand like feeling on one eye when i removed the contact?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Inflammation: That can be from any type of inflammation of the conjunctiva (lining) of the eye. A small particle may be in the eye or the contact, an infection may be starting, allergens may be causing reaction. I would remove the contact, flush the eye with saline and see how it goes over the next 24 hours.

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