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What Happens If I Use Annual Contact Lens Longer Than A Year
Probably nothing: Wearing contact lenses beyond the advised length can be harmful. But to be honest, many do it with no problems, especially the young. The best advice for these circumstances is to remove the lens if the vision drops, the eye hurts or gets red. Do not try to tough it out in these conditions as the eye may develop problems. ...Read more
Podofilox overusage: It's not a good idea to over use a product like this-you might experience increased local and possibly systemic side-effects from absorption. Besides, with the treatment of warts, you need to let the immune system 'do its thing'. You don't want to damage skin/create toxicity beyond what the medication will initially help with. Warts are like that: hit 'em, then see how things improve. Follow w/ MD ...Read more
Could wearing colored contact lenses every day for about 8 hours a day cause eye health problems as years go by? Or is it safe? Thank you.
Generally safe : If more modern lenses and if not fit too tight 8 hours should be ok, but yearly exam needed to. Make sure you don't develop neovascular vessels which would indicate a problem. ...Read more
De[ends: If you are older and out of the amblyogenic (amblyopia susceptible) age range then wearing a contact lens in the better seeing eye poses no problem to the vision. Sometimes children are treated for amblyopia and a contact lens is placed in the weaker eye and needs to be worn all the time to improve vision permanently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing bad: The eye cannot be damaged if you wear a prescription that is not correct. It will certainly cause strain and possible headaches, but as long as you are an adult, the worst case will be discomfort. The one exception is that children (especially those under age 7) who are not using the correct prescription may develop permanent vision loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does the future hold for lasik eye surgery? Will the surgeries get more perfect if I way a few years?
What do you advise if I'm using eye glass from two year. but now I want to try eye contact lens.but I don't know is contact lens is good?
Unlikely: When you have cataract surgery your doctor is removing the cloudy lens(the cataract) and implanting a clear, artificial lens. Our goal as surgeons is to give you the best vision possible. Talk to your doctor about the options of artificial lens implants available to you to meet your needs. Once a cataract is removed it does not return. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When I bike at a strenuous pace for an extended period of time my eyes get a glassy look much like that of someone who has smoked marijuana. I am wearing sunglasses. What is this?
Corneal abrasion ?: Only some eyeglasses can shut out the wind gusts from yhe sides when you are on a bike, you may want to invest in a soecial pair with a piece of fabric that stretches down from the temples to block sunlight and wind. Check eith your ophthalmologist if converned or this persists ...Read more
I've been using glasses for almost 10 years, now i want to wear contact lenses, what is the best brand?
I had contacts in an overnight case in solution now for about 2 months. Is it okay for me to still wear them now? The prescription hasn't changed.
Identify the source: Nasal carriage? Sibling? Fomite? What would happen in the case of recurrent MRSA - it may not easliy resolve so treatment must be aggressive eg, I&D (with c&s), start septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) Mupirocin the nostrils and use hexachloraphene wash, locally. ...Read more
LASIK vs Contacts: Contacts, when cared for appropriately are generally safe. Vision correction surgery, when performed appropriately is also safe. In general, it will be less expensive to have your vision corrected vs the cost of glasses and contact lenses over several years. Individual factors will determine which is "better". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If someone has incontinence and wears diapers would it be OK to wear a diaper to an yearly checkup? and what is best for summer wearing a plastic or cloth back adult diaper? an yea it is me who wears the diapers 24 male I wear size medium.
Cloth diaper: Or pull ups are best suited for summer, and no problem wearing them for a yearly check, wish you wellness ...Read more
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