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Can i wear contact lenses when my corneal ulcer was healed?

Can i wear contact lenses when my corneal ulcer was healed?

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

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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Can i wear contact lenses when my corneal ulcer was totally healed?

Can i wear contact lenses when my corneal ulcer was totally healed?

Yes: As long as the surface of the cornea (epithelium ) is healed, and you have finished your treatment, contact wear is fine. ...Read more

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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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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.

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.

Use Refresh Contacts: While wearing your contacts you should use a drop that is approved to be used with contacts. There are many artificial tears or wetting drops that are approved for use with contacts available. ...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?

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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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?

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?

Permanent: Scars that develop after corneal ulcers are permanent. If outside of your visual axis, they pose no vision problem. If central, the y permanently decrease your vision. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

See ophthalmologist: Your ophthalmologist will have a evaluate very frequently to make sure that it is healing and not getting worse. Lenses cannot be worn until the ulcer is completely healed. ...Read more

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Can i wear contacts after having a corneal ulcer?

Can i wear contacts after having a corneal ulcer?

Yes, BUT: Only with the say-so of your cornea specialist. This is a very complicated issue and one that you should not pursue without sound advice of your particular situation. ...Read more

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If your corneal ulcer just finished healing are you able to go back to contacts?

If your corneal ulcer just finished healing are you able to go back to contacts?

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

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Are there any after effects of a corneal ulcer? Can I wear contacts again after it heals?

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

Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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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