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Contact Lens Corneal Ulcer
Yes: You can if they are new, the correct fit, and you have been examined by your eye doctor. It may be possible the ulcer left damage to the cornea and you will not be able to wear them. It is possible the contacts led to the ulcer, make sure they are the proper fit, you are taking care of them as instructed and do not sleep in them. ...Read more
Does optive lubricant eye drops safe to use as an eye drops while wearing contact lens again after had been healed from a corneal ulcer.
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 am a 52 years old man, having corneal opacity in my right eye since 2003. This opacity appeared after healingof the corneal ulcer caused by contact lenses. What should I do?
How to know if treatment of a corneal ulcer is working and how long on average do people have to wait to wear contact lenses again ?
With advice: A corneal ulcer is a patch of bacterial growth on the surface of the eye, most commonly underneath a contact lens which makes a terrific incubation chamber. If you suspect this, take out the lens and see your ophthalmologist right away as you will need antibiotics and follow up. You can go back to contacts when it is healed; let your ophthalmologist tell you when that has occurred. ...Read more
Can be a problem: If the ulcer is treated properly it should heal nicely. The only long term effects come about if the ulcer was dead center in which case the vision will be disturbed. If off to the side, then you should have no problems. You can wear contact lenses after healing but keep to the cleaning and replacement schedule to prevent ulcer formation. ...Read more
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