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Can contact lens slip back and be stuck behind the eyes?

Can contact lens slip back and be stuck behind the eyes?

No: The conjunctiva (the membrane that covers the eye) forms a continuous layer with the inside of the eyelid called the septum. This makes it impossible for a foreign object to get behind the septum to the back of the eyeball. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Contact Lens Use (Definition)

A contact lens is a thin plastic or glass lens that is fitted over the colored part of the eye. It may be used for corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic purposes. ...Read more


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I switched my contact lens solution from bio true to opti free and now my eyes are really red. Have I created a problem? I will switch back.

I switched my contact lens solution from bio true to opti free and now my eyes are really red. Have I created a problem? I will switch back.

Nope: You answered your own question. Very common to have allergic reactions to new contact lens products. Go back to the old solution or else switch to a daily disposable lens that requires no solutions, which is kind of nice. ...Read more

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I am a contact lens wearer with very dry eyes - getting back to full time contacts wear, what tips do you have for me?

No contacts: Contact lens use will make your eyes more dry. If you already have very dry eyes at your young age, you may have serious dry eye symptoms later on in life. Consider not wearing contacts, or seek medical treatment now for your dry eyes. ...Read more

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Contact lens wearer with very dry eyes - how can I prevent dry eyes after getting back to wearing contacts full time?

Contact lens wearer with very dry eyes - how can I prevent dry eyes after getting back to wearing contacts full time?

Need evaluation: A medical eye exam should be able to determine the type of dry eye you suffer from and customize a treatment that will allow you to wear contact lenses. ...Read more

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I had a corneal ulcer 4 months back & have a corneal scar now. I hv -4.5 power both eyes. Can I wear my silicon hydrogel contact lens on few occasions?

I had a corneal ulcer 4 months back & have a corneal scar now. I hv -4.5 power both eyes. Can I wear my silicon hydrogel contact lens on few occasions?

Beware: Before you try to wear your contacts again, please see your eye doctor for a corneal evaluation. The corneal scar likely has changed the shape of the eye and you may require a new fitting. Wearing the wrong size contact lens may cause worse scarring or even infections! ...Read more

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What to do if my contact lens is stuck behind my eye?

Impossible: Contact lenses cannot get behind eyes. They can get stuck under the upper lid. Try flushing your eyes with a stream of water or eye wash. If this fails to dislodge the contact lens, then see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can a contact lens get stuck behind your eye?

Can a contact lens get stuck behind your eye?

No: The membrane that covered the white part of the eye extends up under the eyelid and then returns down as the inner lining of the eyelid. As such it creates a pocket up under the lid that will prevent a contact lens from going behind your eye. A contact lens can get stuck up in this fornix but it can be removed. ...Read more

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A piece of my contact lens is stuck behind my eye. What do you suggest to get it out?

A piece of my contact lens is stuck behind my eye. What do you suggest to get it out?

Go see your doctor.: Cecille,

retained contact lens pieces can damage your eyes. You should schedule an appointment immediately with your current eye care provider. ...Read more

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What do I do if a contact lens get stuck in the back of my eye?

What do I do if a contact lens get stuck in the back of my eye?

Can't happen: Contact lenses can get trapped under the upper lid, but it is impossible for them to get behind the eye. ...Read more

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I was practicing in a class where we used sticks. My partner accidentally poked me in my eye with the butt end of his stick. I'm not sure if my eye was closed or not, but my contact lens popped out. My eye isn't red but there is pressure in the back.

Probably OK: The stick probably grazed across the contact lens which removed it and it also protected your cornea from abrasion. If the vision is fine, the eye does not hurt and there is no redness - then you should be fine. Pressure is a common symptom and is probably unrelated. ...Read more

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My eye is red and has a white cloudy spot in the iris. Contact lens out for 2 days but had to put them back in today. No pain just fuzzy spot looking?

My eye is red and has a white cloudy spot in the iris. Contact lens out for 2 days but had to put them back in today. No pain just fuzzy spot looking?

See eye doctor: If the white cloudy spot on the iris is new, you ought to consult an eye doctor immediately. It may be a sign of inflammation inside the eye and needs to be addressed without delay. If you do not have access to an eye doctor, go the emergency room of hospital near you. ...Read more

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Got shampoo in my eye and took the contact lens out. Put it in solution and back in my eye. Two days later, my eye is red and feels bruised. Problem?

C.L.O.W.S.: Contact lens over-wear syndrome is the generic term for a number of conditions, including sterile limbal infiltrates, limbus neovascularization and even upper lid problems such as giant papillary conjunctivitis. Take out your contacts, wear glasses instead, and see your eye doctor for an urgent care evaluation. Decrease your wearing time and/or switch to rigid gas permeable lenses. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a contact lens to go around back of eyeball?

No: No path for displaced contact lens to get behind the eyeball, but common for it to get trapped and folded underneath the upper eyelid. An ophthalmologist can apply a mild stain drop called flourescein and easily see the cl and remove it. Often the patient thinks the lens is still in the eye when it has already fallen out. ...Read more

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Are contact lens good for your eyes?

Yes and no: Contact lenses certainly help you see better without having to wear glasses. But you must take care to clean your lenses regularly. And remember, the eye was not meant to have anything touching it. Over time, your eyes may become dry, irritated and develop allergies to the contacts. There is also a risk for severe eye infection if proper hygiene is not practiced. ...Read more

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What is the most recommended contact lens for allergic eyes?

What is the most recommended contact lens for allergic eyes?

Solution not lens: Generally, we see that patients who have contact lens allergies are sensitive not to the lens but to the disinfection solutions. We usually attempt to transition patients to a hydrogen peroxide system and if necessary to daily disposables. Addressing environmental allergens is very important as well. ...Read more

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What are some tips for getting contact lens into small eyes?

What are some tips for getting contact lens into small eyes?

See below: To get the contact lens into your eye, you must pull hard on your eyelids to make a big opening. And do not release the lids until the contact is on your eye. Then slowly release the lower then upper lid, then blink. ...Read more

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How long can you wear contact lens without hurting your eyes?

How long can you wear contact lens without hurting your eyes?

What kind of lens?: Although there are extended wear contact lenses, I recommended daily removal before sleeping. Tears provide anti-infective compounds and enzymes which are in short supply during sleep when tear production drops. This puts the eye at greater risk for potentially sight threatening infections. ...Read more

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What is the best contact lens solution to use for sensitive eyes?

Clear care: Try different ones, but I think this one is best since the hydrogen peroxide system removes deposits and there are no preservatives once it is neutralized. ...Read more

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