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Flat corneas. ..I struggle to get contacts fitted any suggestions?

Flat corneas. ..I struggle to get contacts fitted any suggestions?

Flat Corneas: Flat corneas present a real challenge because the contacts tend to move excessively. You may need to have a custom contact lens designed for your eye. You may obtain better vision from a gas permeable hard contact lens. Call your local opthalmologist and optometrist for more information. If your current lenses don't work, then seek a second contact lens fitting elsewhere. ...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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My doctor said my corneal ulcer was healed & can go back wearing contacts but when i go back to wearing contacts, it get red again.What possible reason?

My doctor said my corneal ulcer was healed & can go back wearing contacts but when i go back to wearing contacts, it get red again.What possible reason?

Recurrence?: You could have a recurrence of the ulcer or you may need to decrease your wear time. I would make a appointment asap with your eye doctor to rule out ulcer which is a serious condition. ...Read more

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How to get help for a cornea scratch?

How to get help for a cornea scratch?

Depends: This depends on the cause of the scratch. If it is still bothersome after a day or so then you should see your eye doctor. They will likely place you on drops to prevent infection , minimize dryness and and speed healing, these should heal reltively rapidly. ...Read more

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How does color contacts scratch your cornea?

Not color related: The color of a contact lens does not affect the cornea. However, the lens itself may have a defect, or something may be under the contact lens causing a scratch on the cornea. If a scratch occurs, the lens should not be worn and the eye should be checked if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Can there be any chance that the contacts make scratch on my cornea?

Can there be any chance that the contacts make scratch on my cornea?

Unlikely: Corneal scratches in relation to contact lenses are usually due to the fingernails when inserting or removing a lens. If your eye feels scratched while wearing a contact lens, it might be infected or have some foreign object underneath. Take the lens out and if the symptoms persist, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Does anyone know anything about ulcerated corneas? How do people get an ulcerated cornea?

Most commonly from: contact lenses and not following recommended safe use guidelines. The clear skin of the cornea breaks down and bacteria, fungus, or amoeba can get in an cause an infection. ...Read more

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Can I wear contacts with a scratched cornea?

Can I wear contacts with a scratched cornea?

Maybe: Sometimes, we use a bandage soft contact lens with antibiotics to reduce pain and irritation in patients with corneal abrasions. As a matter of practice, most patients should wear glasses until completely healed. Best to check with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to wear contacts after having a scratched cornea?

How long should I wait to wear contacts after having a scratched cornea?

See below: Do not use contacts again until an eye doctor examines you and clears you to do so. Otherwise you risk a recurrent corneal abrasion (scratch) or corneal infection. ...Read more

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