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Can Contact Lenses Worn Pinguecula
A pinguecula is a raised area of conjunctiva, either nasally or temporally, that is related to uv exposure. In most cases, this condition is managed conservatively, with topical lubricating drops and occasionally topical steroids. However, if the pinguecula is severe, then it can be surgically excised. There is a risk of recurrence, ...Read more
Same: Th color of the sclera should not be affected by contact lens wear. If anything , the conjunctiva may be a little injected (red) with cl use.If you are only seeing a color change on the white of the eye next to the pigmented iris, you may be noticing a handling tint found on most contacts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yep: Make sure you have a good fit. ...Read more
Possible: Can scratch, cause warpage, infection. But very uncommon. ...Read more
Yes: But why would you want to do so? ...Read more
No effect: Pingueclua are a normal response to wind, dust and uv light. They are the eyes defense in the middle years to these external forces. They have no symptoms and are usually unnoticed. You can wear contact lenses even if you have a pinguecula and the lenses will not make the pinguecula get bigger or smaller. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not easily: Scratches in polycarbonate lenses involve the removal of plastic in the scratch. To smooth it out you would need to grind this away which would alter the power of the lense and might induce some distortion. Check with an optical shop to see if some correction is possible or replacement is needed. ...Read more
Rx May help: Ambliopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. ...Read more
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