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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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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

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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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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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Are there contacts that hide a corneal scar?

Are there contacts that hide a corneal scar?

Yes: There are custom painted cosmetic lenses with iris configuration to match your natural eye that are opaque in these areas and can disguise a corneal scar. Ask your ophthalmologist about these if you have a disfiguring scar. ...Read more

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Contacts that hide a corneal scar, is that okay?

Contacts that hide a corneal scar, is that okay?

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

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Can I get lasik if I have a corneal scar?

Can I get lasik if I have a corneal scar?

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 more

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How serious is a corneal scar?

How serious is a corneal scar?

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 more

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What is corneal scar and its effect on vision?

What is corneal scar and its effect on vision?

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

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Am i eligibile for prk when i had corneal scar?

Am i eligibile for prk when i had corneal scar?

It is possible: Depending on the depth, size and location of the scar, prk or even lasik may be possible vision correction options for you. Your best bet would be an evaluation with a lasik doctor to determine your candiddacy for the treatment. ...Read more

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What is a corneal scar?

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

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What surgery would be eligible if i had corneal scar?

Depends: Depends if the scar needs treatment or not and its location. You could have prk where they laser of the surface later with the scar. If it is deeper a corneal transplant may be done. It may be possible to scrape it off. ...Read more

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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. ?

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 more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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