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Can I wear contacts if I have a corneal scar on one of my eyes?

Can I wear contacts if I have a corneal scar on one of my eyes?

Yes: The contacts have to be fitted properly. Sometimes contacts are the best way to improve vision after a corneal scar. Other times, the scarring is too much so that no contact lens can properly fit the curvature. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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I have a corneal scar on one eye and lost almost all my vision at a young age in that eye. Now my other eyes vision is going bad. Can I get contacts?

I have a corneal scar on one eye and lost almost all my vision at a young age in that eye. Now my other eyes vision is going bad. Can I get contacts?

See ophthalmologist: Your vision in the one eye apparently is either gone or is too weak to be useful. You need to protect the other eye. Depending upon the reason for lowered vision in that eye, contacts might be helpful but so can glasses which can be made to protect this one remaining eye. Discuss the options and risks with your ophthalmologist. ...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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Could i get lasik if I have a corneal scar on one eye?

Could i get lasik if I have a corneal scar on one eye?

Lasik maybe possible: the scar may not be a problem and Lasik may still be possible but only your Lasik doctor can tell you..But the good news is that PRK is the safe option to get safe lasik results even with a scar..Keep us posted...Dr.Sibley.. ...Read more

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I've got a corneal scar on my eye that won't go away. What can I do to get rid of it?

I've got a corneal scar on my eye that won't go away. What can I do to get rid of it?

It depends: It depends on what caused the scar. Often corneal scars will gradually fade over time. This happens slowly. Sometimes medications, such as topical steroid eye drops, can help. If all else fails and the scar is affecting your vision, corneal surgery can often be done. Ask your eye doctor for more information or consult a good corneal specialist in your area. ...Read more

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Can I wear acuvue oasys contacts if I have a corneal scar?

Can I wear acuvue oasys contacts if I have a corneal scar?

Usually: Scars on the cornea can cause contact lenses to fit poorly, and of course if the scar affects vision, then the contacts still won't provide good vision. Go see your local eye doctor and have them check it out! ...Read more

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If I have a corneal scar, will I ever be able to wear contact lenses?

Possible: But, you need to ask your opthomolgist to check if the corneal scar will preclude you from wearing contacts lenses. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

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