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Can Contact Lenses Cause Styes
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Contacts: Probably yes but please contact your eye doctor for certainty. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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