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Doctor insights on: Can I Wear Contact Lens With Conjunctival Cyst

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Has anyone ever had or heard of a subtarsal conjunctival cyst?

Has anyone ever had or heard of a subtarsal conjunctival cyst?

Conjunctival cyst: Conjunctival cyst on back side of eyelid. Depending on the size. A small conjunctival cyst can be removed by incising with a small needle and is painless. A larger one may need to be incised and the entire cyst sack be removed. This takes a little longer, but with the right drops and possibly a small injection of Lidocaine is painless also. Both can be performed under topical drops without pain. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What are some treatments for conjunctival cyst?

What are some treatments for conjunctival cyst?

Conjunctival cyst: Depending on the size. A small conj. Cyst can be removed by incising with a small needle and is painless. A larger one may need to be incised and the entire cyst sack be removed. This takes a little longer, but with the right drops and possibly a small injection of Lidocaine is painless also. ...Read more

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How do you remove a conjunctival eye cyst?

How do you remove a conjunctival eye cyst?

Excision: A benign conjunctival cyst that causes associated irritation or is large enough to be bothersome, can be excised under local or topical anesthesia. I do these in my office under an operating microscope, and I generally have to place an absorbable suture to secure the wound. ...Read more

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My eyes get tired when I wear glasses, but not when I wear contact lens?

My eyes get tired when I wear glasses, but not when I wear contact lens?

Maybe not used to it: If you are not used to glasses, it might be hard to wear them at first, but it should get easier with time. Contact lenses are also good, but they can be lost. It is good to be able to use both. ...Read more

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I have corneal scar can I wear contact lens again after having corneal ulcer?

I have corneal scar can I wear contact lens again after having corneal ulcer?

Maybe: If your ulcer is healed and the surface of the cornea over the scar does not have an irregular surface (lumpy and bumpy), and there is no corneal neovascularisation (blood vessel growth), you should be able to wear a well fit contact. ...Read more

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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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How long can you wear your contact lens?

How long can you wear your contact lens?

Depends: On the contact. Most are daily wear meaning they can be worn all waking hours but should be removed for sleep. There are few that are designed for continuous wear. ...Read more

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How bad is it to wear a torn contact lens?

How bad is it to wear a torn contact lens?

Uncomfortable: A torn lens will be irritating and it may not center well so the vision is less clear. It is simply not optimum but probably not harmful in and of itself, although such a lens will decenter and cause discomfort. ...Read more

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How to remove bandage contact lens? Is it ok to wear it for a week?

Needs evaluation: Bandage lenses are inserted to minimize pain of ocular surface disease and help to promote healing. Generally they are checked in 1-3 days by the ophthalmologist who inserted the lens (you are seeing a real doctor, not an optometrist for eye disease?). You should not have this left in for a week. Return for a recheck. ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear a 1.5 year old contact lens?

Is it ok to wear a 1.5 year old contact lens?

Depends: If it is in the original packaging and is unexpired, it is okay. Otherwise throw it away. Why would you risk your eye? ...Read more

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If you have pinguecula, can you still wear contact lens?

Yes: Yes as long as the contact is not irritating then this is ok. If the pinguicula is irritated by the contact lens and causing discomfort then contact lens wear would not be recommended. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear contact lens to the beach?

Contacts at beach: Yes. Be careful not to get sand in your eyes or they will hurt a lot! ...Read more

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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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What is the likelihood of getting keratitis due to contact lens wear?

Not common: Keratitis, or inflammation of the cornea, is an uncommon condition that is sometimes associated with contact lens wear. It occurs more frequently in patients who sleep in their contacts lenses. ...Read more

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No matter what I do. Wear glasses or contact lens my vision is not perfect. What is going on?

No matter what I do. Wear glasses or contact lens my vision is not perfect. What is going on?

Need MD exam: If you have not had a medical eye exam performed by an ophthalmologist, you need one. You may have an undelying medical eye condition limiting your best corrected vision. You need to get more information about your eye. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the statistics of people getting keratitis due to contact lens wear?

Contact lens wear: Only rarely causes keratitis when patients use their lenses appropriately (i.e. Removing them nightly, cleaning and disposing of them on a regular basis). The risk goes up with patients who sleep with their lenses and with patients who use a pair of lenses for longer than they are supposed to be used for. ...Read more

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My vision is smokey...when I walk in to a room it looks like it is filled with smoke. I also do not wear contact lens.

My vision is smokey...when I walk in to a room it looks like it is filled with smoke. I also do not wear contact lens.

See your Doctor: Smoky vision can occur from cataracts, corneal abrasion, diabetic eye, and many other causes. Some are considered emergencies and some are not. See a healthcare provider who can do a good thorough eye exam. ...Read more

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Can you wear contact lens when your eyes are red?

Can you wear contact lens when your eyes are red?

Not a good idea: Redness is a sign of a problem. As a general rule, anytime your eye is red, the first that you need to do is to take the contact lens out. There is strong likelihood that the redness is due to the contacts and keeping it in will only aggravate the situation (although your eye may feel better wearing the contacts). See your eye md for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I wear colored contact lens for dark brown eyes?

Yes: Just get them dispensed by an eye doctor. Optometrist or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is it bad to wear colored contact lens for dark brown eyes?

No: It is not bad, but it will make the eyes look a bit muddy. ...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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After wear progressive glasses 5 hrs. At computer I see ghost images vertically, 2 traffic lights, road signs. W/contact lens OK. Dr doesn't know why.

After wear progressive glasses 5 hrs. At computer I see ghost images vertically, 2 traffic lights, road signs. W/contact lens OK. Dr doesn't know why.

Accommodative spasm: Take more frequent breaks from near work:
Rule of three "20's"
Every 20 minutes, remove glasses,
look at object st least 20 feet away,
for at least 20 seconds.
Consider using "single vision "drug store" reading glasses, not progressives, at computer. They are very inexpensive, ~ $10 at flea market.
Start at +1.50, bring magazine to test at normal reading distance and go up or down in powers ...Read more

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Can I wear monthly contact lens for over one month?

Toss that lens: Most patients forget that contact lens wear comes with a small but real risk of infection. Bad habits increase risk of corneal infection which can be severe and lead to ulceration, scarring, vision loss, and even loss of eye. To lower the risk of infection, wash hands, use sterile solutions, avoid sleeping in lenses, reusing solution, toss when their time is due, and have a regular examination. ...Read more

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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