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Can contact lenses cause stye in my eyes again and again?

Can contact lenses cause stye in my eyes again and again?

Stye: Styes have not been associated with contact lens wear. Styes are related to blepharitis, so please see your eye doctor for consideration of treatment of your condition, if present. ...Read more

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If I clean contact lens after I have a stye can I reuse?

If I clean contact lens after I have a stye can I reuse?

No: For goodness sakes, throw it away and use a new one. The contaminated one has pathogenic bacteria on it.

Also throw away the case and the bottle of contact lens cleaning solution. ...Read more

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When can you safely wear a contact lens after having a stye?

When can you safely wear a contact lens after having a stye?

When its gone: When there is no swelling, redness or discomfort, you can resume contact lens wear. Be sure to start with a new contact, case and bottle of cleaning solution. ...Read more

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Help please! Could contact lenses affect a stye?

Help please! Could contact lenses affect a stye?

Contacts and styes: If a stye is present in your eyelid, it may make wearing your contact lens uncomfortable in that eye. The contact will not typically make it worse, but don't wear the lens if it doesn't feel good to have it in. ...Read more

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How long after a stye bursts can you wear contact lenses?

Soon: You can resume your contact lens 1-2 days after depends on the irritation and condition. Please continue heat pack and baby shampoo eye lash wash. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to wear contact lenses with a stye?

Yes: As long as the eye itself is not affected by a stye, then it's ok to wear a contact lens. However, the stye may cause the contact to be uncomfortable. In that case, it's better to wear your backup glasses until the eyelid infection is gone. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to wear my contact lenses with a stye?

Yes: The stye is in the lid and unless very large or causing changes on the surface of the eye, you can successfully continue to wear your contacts. Meanwhile use frequent heat applications to get the stye under control. See your ophthalmologist if the stye is persistent. ...Read more

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I have a stye which has burst and is fading away. Can I wear the monthly contact lenses I wore before the stye? What will happen if I do?

No problem: The stye, on the lid, is well isolated from the surface of the eye unless actively discharging pus. Yours is fading away and that indicates your body and immune system has got the upper hand. You can wear your contact lenses as long as the eye itself is not getting red or painful. ...Read more

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I sent an earlier question. A resolving stye. My eyes are currently dry and I am wondering if I can use my Blink contact lens rewetting drops?

I sent an earlier question. A resolving stye. My eyes are currently dry and I am wondering if I can use my Blink contact lens rewetting drops?

We can't cross-: Reference your previous question. However, an eye doctor or general medical provider may read your question and be able to answer. We are volunteers and so we log on and off as we have time. Probably most providers are working right now - so it might take a while to get an answer. Hang in there. ...Read more

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I have a stye in my left eye. Will I be able to wear my contact lenses and wear makeup? Is there a eye drop I can buy to quickly get rid of this?

I have a stye in my left eye. Will I be able to wear my contact lenses and wear makeup? Is there a eye drop I can buy to quickly get rid of this?

Yes, probably: The best initial treatment for a stye is warm compresses applied several times a day. Contacts are OK, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before/after. Avoid eye make-up, as you can contaminate it, making infection more likely when you use the make-up again. If you experience pain, vision changes, sensitivity to light, a sandy/gritty sensation or discharge from your eye, seek immediate care ...Read more

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I have a sty in my eye help me to get rid of it please it occours again and agin in 15 days. Ican contact lenses cause sty?

Flax Seed Oil: Styes are the result of poor lid conditions. When you shower, make sure you wash your face and with the shampoo also gently wash your eyes (closed). Take flax seed oil 3-4000 mg daily and do warm compresses twice daily for 10 minutes at a time. ...Read more

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My stye is going away can I put my contacts lenses now?

Stye: Would advise waiting until the stye is gone. The contact lens could feel uncomfortable in your eye if the stye is still there. ...Read more

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How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime I put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime I put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

This: This could be a fit issue where debris is being trapped. It could also be the gpc as previously mentioned. I also see similar issues with severe lid inflammation and contact lens use - make sure you are cleaning your eyelids very well each day. I also feel patients that use make-up around the eyes need to be careful with contact lens use. It is amazing the amount of make-up that makes its way into the tear film. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a stye?

What causes rid of a stye?

Warm compresses: A "stye, " a.K.A. Hordeolum, is a plugged oil gland in the eyelid, sort of like a pimple. Most of the time, it can be effectively treated with warm compresses. These loosen the oils and allow them to be expressed from the lid. If persistent, a hordeolum can become a chalazion, which often needs either a steroid injection or surgical excision. See an ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more

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Do styes cause blepharitis?

Do styes cause blepharitis?

Usually it's just th: Opposite! Blepharitis can be a cause of plugged meibomian glands (stye). So make sure to manage your blepharitis with warm compresses each morning. ...Read more

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Can I wear contacts with a stye?

Can I wear contacts with a stye?

Stye on eyelid: Yes but..... If the stye is small, and does not push on the cornea, it is ok to wear contacts. If the stye grows bigger and impinges on the cornea, it may be uncomfortable to wear contacts. Try hot compresses three times a day for 5 minutes. If the stye persists, contact your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is a internal hordeolum caused by?

What is a internal hordeolum caused by?

Stye: An internal hordeolum is caused by a blocked oil gland in the eyelid which becomes infected. The common name is a stye. These are treated with warm compresses and topical antibiotic, such as bacitracin. They typically clear in 2-3 weeks. If they do not clear, sometimes styes need to be drained. ...Read more

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What I do if you wear contacts and get a stye?

What I do if you wear contacts and get a stye?

Warm compresses: A style is essentially congested or plugged up oil glands on the eyelids. The heat will unplug the oil glands. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear contacts when a stye is ending?

Is it okay to wear contacts when a stye is ending?

Try to avoid: In general, it's best to try to avoid wearing contact while there is any active infectious or inflammatory condition of the eye or eyelids. In addition, medications used to treat these conditions are often not compatible with contact lenses. ...Read more

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Can you wear contacts while applying stye medication?

Contacts and meds: I discourage wearing contact lenses while using ocular medications. You may wear your glasses until the treatment has been completed. The medication can coat and damage the contact lenses, there may be increased risk of corneal infection with an active lid infection, which would be another reason to discontinue contact lens wear. ...Read more

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Is stye contagious? If so, What should I apply? Also I have contact on, should I remove them?

No: Styles are not contagious. If the diagnosis is correct, you should have no pain. A stye is essentially a clogged oil gland. You can apply warm compresses in an attempt to loosen the blockage. If it does not resolve, see an eye doc for medical treatment. ...Read more

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I woke up with a small stye on my upper waterline, and I wear contacts daily. Is it ok to still wear them?

Stye: Best to not use the contact lens until this issue is resolved so that you do not spread the infection to your cornea, particularly if there is a stapn infection in your eye lid. You may need a topical antibiotic and warm dry compresses. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have been suffering for recurring styes and boils for around six years, and the doctors I have visited aren't sure why. What is the cause?

I have been suffering for recurring styes and boils for around six years, and the doctors I have visited aren't sure why. What is the cause?

Skin infections: The skin infection cause depends upon where it is located. These infections can be related to recurrent staph aureus, or may be related to certain sweat glands in certain regions. It would be best to provide more details for updated answers here or see dermatologists. Details that are important include location, treatment (antibiotics), etc. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I put my contact lense on for like a minute and I think I have stye but after that minute I took my contact right out can I still wear my contacts?

I put my contact lense on for like a minute and I think I have stye but after that minute I took my contact right out can I still wear my contacts?

See answer: It's not a good idea to wear contacts if you have a sty. If you are questioning wether or not that contact is contaminated, it's not so long as the sty wasn't open and draining. ...Read more

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My stye popped on it owns what can I do to make sure all the liquid comes out? How can I clean it? How long should I wait before putting on contacts?

Warm compress: Apply warm compress with moderate pressure. Do not attempt to squeeze it between your nails. Use warm water with baby shampoo to clean it. You should wait until the surface healed up completely with no more drainage before resuming contact lens. ...Read more

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My daughter keep getting styes in eyes eyes. What causes this?

Stye (hordeolum): A stye (hordeolum) is usually caused by an infection with staphylococcus bacteria. These bacteria often live on the skin without causing any harm. They can at times get into the ducts and block them and cause an inflammatory infectious reaction, resulting in the stye. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't I wear contacts if I have a stye on my eyelid?

Infection: There's no solid study that I know of demonstrating higher rate of infection, but theoretically there might be a higher abundance of bacteria that you would think would make it riskier for possible infection. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a stye in your eye?

What causes rid of a stye in your eye?

Warm compresses: Apply a warm wet washclothe to your eyelid four times per day. If this does not cause the stye to resolve, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes a stye in the eye lid?

What causes a stye in the eye lid?

Blockage of gland: A stye is when an oil-producing gland in the eyelid becomes blocked and infected. Hot compresses and keeping the eye lid clean are the most effective treatments. ...Read more