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Can I Wear Contacts If I Have A Corneal Scar On One Of My Eyes
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Possible: But, you need to ask your opthomolgist to check if the corneal scar will preclude you from wearing contacts lenses. ...Read more
Surgery: One that does not involve the cornea. ...Read more
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
None of them: Are likely to cause a corneal scar. ...Read more
Possible: If a corneal scar is prominent, there are contacts that can minimize or hide the scar. Some are simply colored and are available pre made. Others have to be custom fabricated and include for bad looking eyes, a scleral shell made by an ocularist. ...Read more
Sometimes!: It depends where the scar is located, and how much it affects your vision. If the scar is not near the center of the vision, it is probably ok to have surgery. Go for an initial consultation with a surgeon so that doctor can take a look. More info: lasik surgery detroit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies.: Corneal scars can vary from small to large and superficial to deep. The location is also important. If is ouf to the side it may cause no problem versus being more central and causing glare or blurred vision. It all comes down to how it effects a person's ability to function and how if necessary it can be dealt with. See ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scar on cornea: The cornea is the window in front of the eye which lets light in and provides focus. If there is damage below the surface layer, there can be scarring. This may be light but could be heavy depending upon the cause. If the scar is peripheral, it will usually not be a problem but if central it can be a serious vision issue. ...Read more
Scar on eyeball: The cornea is the clear translucent anterior layer overlying the pupil that allows light to pass without restriction to the back of the eye where the retina receives it. A scar on the cornea distorts the light coming through much like a crack on a windshield or smear on a mirror. ...Read more
I wear contacts, and I felt a strange pain in my left eye. when I took off the lens, I noticed that the low area around the cornea is has swollen. ?
Contact lens & pain: Contact lens associated with pain , redness or discharge from eye , sensitivity to light should never be ignored, one should see doctor for examination and further management. Its important to stop wearing contact lens and revert back to glasses for the time being. Please see your doctor immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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